The University of Alabama condemned its fans' behavior after they were heard shouting racist and homophobic slurs at three Texas Longhorn players during the football teams' Sept. 9 clash, ABC News reported.
In a video that has gone viral, Alabama fans behind the Texas sideline at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shouted the slurs at Black Longhorns playersincluding defensive backs Jelani McDonald and X'Avion Brice, and running back Quintrevion "Tre" Wisnerwho appeared to be celebrating the team's performance after defeating Alabama 34-24 in a mild upset.
A University of Alabama representative told ABC News in a statement (that is also on social media) that the school is "disgusted" by the incident.
The repwho didn't comment when asked if the fans had been identifiedsaid, "We are disgusted by reports of vile language and inappropriate behavior Saturday night. To be clear, we condemn this behavior and it will not be tolerated in our venues. It is not representative of UA [the University of Alabama] or our values."
Windy City Times noticed that people on X (formerly Twitter) had a variety of responses to the statement. They included, "This happens at all football games," "Seems like normal Alabama fan behavior to me" and "These people need to be banned from all UA athletics forever."