Friday, March 16, 2012

Southern Miss apologizes for band's derogatory chant at NCAA tournament - CNN.com

Southern Miss apologizes for band's derogatory chant at NCAA tournament - CNN.com

 A university president apologized after members of the school's band yelled "where's your green card" at a Latino player during a NCAA basketball tournament game Thursday.

As Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez shot free throws, several people could clearly be heard with the green card chant.

Rodriguez did not change his expression during the chants and helped push Kansas State to victory by scoring 13 points.

"I heard it. I don't pay attention to that nonsense, especially because Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, so we don't need no type of papers," Rodriguez said Friday. "Their athletic director and personnel from their school came to apologize, and I accepted it."

Rodriguez said he realized that there are "ignorant people, and I know that is not how they want to represent their university."

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