The NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament brings out the crazy side of college hoops fans. It was clearly evident in case of the derogatory slur thrown at a Hispanic Kansas State player during a game yesterday.
Members of the University of Southern Mississippi band chanted “Where’s your green card?” towards point guard Angel Rodriguez after he fouled out during the game.
The chant, and those who participated, doesn't warrant any civilized dialogue. Both are an embarrassment to the university.
Southern Miss President Martha Saunders quickly apologized for the incident saying:
"We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today's game. The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university. We apologize to Mr. Rodriquez (sic) and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident."
Rodriguez and K-State had the last laugh. The Wildcats defeated Southern Miss, 70-64.
Listen carefully to the chant in the following video.