The University of Alabama has condemned racist and homophobic taunts hurled at Black players during a game that opposed the Texas Longhorns to the Crimson Tide on Saturday.
“Go back to the projects, f****ts!” someone yelled from the stands.
In a video circulating on social media, they repeated the comments several times as Black players from Texas celebrated their win.
Disgusting footage from the Texas-Bama game. Racist Bama students yelling racist remarks to the Texas players. Get this out to the recruits.@OBWire @AnwarRichardson @kyleumlang @espn @barstoolsports@TexasLonghorns @TexasFootball #AlabamaFootball#TexasFootball #Alabama #Texas pic.twitter.com/q9isz1fQtS
— Longhorns Guy (@burntorangebuzz) September 10, 2023
“We are disgusted by reports of vile language and inappropriate behavior Saturday night,” the University of Alabama told the Austin American-Statesman. “To be clear, we condemn this behavior, and it will not be tolerated in our venues. It is not representative of UA or our values. We expect all attendees to act with class and respect toward others.”
“Fans are strongly encouraged to report issues to our security resources on-site,” the statement continued. “Game day and delayed reports are appropriately addressed, and anyone found to be in violation of our rules and expectations will be promptly removed and may be banned from future events.”
The mother of one of the players took to social media to express her concern, adding she and other parents were spat at and had beer cans thrown at them.
The fact my son down there and they saying go back to the projects really just saddens my heart that as his mother no matter how old he had to listen to that!
Love you Son!
But the parents went through this all night! Beer cans thrown at us, water bottles, spit! Disgrace https://t.co/4Jt89sycKt
— Angie Wisner (@WisnerAngie) September 11, 2023
“The fact my son down there and they saying go back to the projects really just saddens my heart that as his mother no matter how old he had to listen to that! Love you Son!” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “But the parents went through this all night! Beer cans thrown at us, water bottles, spit! Disgrace.”