University of Alabama fans were overheard shouting racist and homophobic slurs at three University of Texas players in a viral video captured during the Crimson Tide’s 34-24 loss to the Longhorns on Saturday night.
According to Sports Illustrated, citing reporting by Danny Davis for the Austin American-Statesman, fans behind the Texas sideline at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., yelled homophobic and racist language at Longhorns defensive backs Jelani McDonald and X’Avion Brice as well as running back Quintrevion Wisner.
In the video, a voice can be heard shouting, "Go back to the projects, f*****s," as the three Texas players celebrated on their sideline.
In the wake of the video’s circulation on social media, Alabama released a statement to the American-Statesman, saying the university does not condone the behavior and that such behavior “will not be tolerated” in its venues.
“We are disgusted by reports of vile language and inappropriate behavior Saturday night,” read the statement, shared by Davis on the X platform (formerly Twitter). “It’s not representative of UA and our values. We expect all attendees to act with class and respect towards others. Fans are strongly encouraged to report issues to our security resources on-site. Gameday and delayed reports are appropriately addressed and anyone found to be in violation of our rules and expectations will be promptly removed and may be banned from future events.”