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Southern Miss’ offensive chant does nothing to stop Hispanic player

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As Kansas State triumphed over Southern Mississippi in the NCAA tournament Thursday, some sore-loser fans began a racist chant, CNN reported.

Band members from Southern Miss could be heard reciting “Where’s your green card?” when Hispanic point guard for K-State Angel Rodriguez shot free throws.

Rodriguez remained calm and helped his team by scoring 13 points in their 70-64 win.

Southern Miss president Martha Saunders issued an apology on the school’s website:

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. Rodriguez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident.

Kansas State got revenge by knocking the Golden Eagles out of the tournament.

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