Syracuse U Soccer Player Calls Classmate ‘F*ggot-*ss N*gger’ On Video, Suspended
Syracuse soccer player Hanna Strong has been suspended indefinitely after she was caught on camera yelling racial and homophobic slurs at one of her classmates, according to the Daily Orange. The video made the rounds from Instagram to BlackSportOnline.
[su_center_ad]In the footage, Strong realizes someone is filming the incident, and says, “Are you recording this? You f*ggot-*ss n*gger. It’s bullsh*t.”
After a response from the crowd, Strong adds, “Call me out on saying the n-word? I don’t give a sh*t.”
The Syracuse University Director of Athletics released a statement which reads:“We are aware of the offensive comments made last night by a member of the women’s soccer team. This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University.”
“Earlier today, this student-athlete was indefinitely suspended from the team by Coach Phil Wheddon. In addition I have been in contact with Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz. An active investigation is underway by the University’s Department of Public Safety and Title IX Office and their findings will be immediately reported to the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities.
“Syracuse Athletics, as a strong and diverse part of this University community, has zero tolerance for these actions,” the statement concluded.
H/T: Raw Story.