The University of Southern Mississippi’s band got out of hand during last night’s loss against Kansas State.
As Kansas State freshman guard Angel Rodriguez got ready to step to the free throw line to take two shots, some members of Southern Miss’ band began shouting, “Where’s your green card?” at the Latino player.
After a video with the offensive chant went public, Southern Mississippi’s president quickly issued an apology.
“We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today’s game. The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university,” Martha Saunders said in a statement. We apologize to Mr. Rodriguez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident.”
To make matters worse, the band’s chant was not only offensive, but it was completely off base. Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, which means he a citizen of this country.
Now…I think a few members of the band need to show their report cards, how about you?