Southern Miss apologized for racist taunts at Kansas State player

PITTSBURGH, PA – University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders has apologized to Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez, following racist taunts at the hispanic player from members of school’s band.

Members of the Southern Mississippi band chanted “where’s your green card?” at the Wildcats’ freshman, during the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday.

Saunders moved quickly to apologized for the incident and stated that the comments from those members “do not represent the university.”

“We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today’s game,” Saunders wrote in a statement after the game.

“The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university.

“We apologize to Mr. Rodriquez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident.”

Kansas State went on to win the game 70-64 and moved on in the tournament.

Southern Miss are on their way back home.

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6 thoughts on “Southern Miss apologized for racist taunts at Kansas State player

  • March 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

    nice… the fact that he was born in Puerto Rico and is therefore a United States citizen shows not only the ignorance of the band – who apparently didn't realize that, or just jumped to racist conclusions – the ignorance isn't surprising in light of the fact that the COLLEGE PRESIDENT couldn't even get the spelling of the name correct…

  • March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Next time Miss gets a hurrican I will not give my money to help. Let it get wipe out of the Union. Puerto Ricans = USA.

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