http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...=pm_sports_popPosted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/16/2012
NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” chant
By Cindy Boren
View Photo Gallery: Angel Rodriguez said he heard a racist chant during Kansas State’s NCAA tournament opener against Southern Mississippi.
Officials at Southern Mississipi have apologized for an incident in which members of the school’s pep band taunted a Kansas State player with a racist chant during the teams’ NCAA tournament game Thursday afternoon.
Members of the band chanted “Where’s your green card?” as Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez, an American player born in Puerto Rico, stepped to the free-throw line during the East Region game in Pittsburgh. (Buzzfeed video after the jump)
“We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today’s game,” Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders said in a statement issued by the school Thursday. “The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university. We apologize to Mr. Rodriguez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident.”
Ok, unlike the high school kids chanting "USA", this is objectively offensive. There's a video of the incident at the (forthcoming) link. It's bad enough that students would say this, but you'd hope members of the band would be more disciplined than this. They should be embarrassed.