The Southern Mississippi band members who chanted “Where’s your green card” at Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez during the first round of the NCAA tournament have been disciplined. Janelle Rodriguez of CNN tweeted the punishment doled out by the school this morning. [UPDATE: Here’s the AP story.]
Southern Miss yanks scholarships from students who chanted “where’s your green card” at Puerto Rican player, kicked out of the band as well
Seems a bit harsh, no? Rodriguez had forgiven the Southern Miss students over the weekend. From USA Today:
Rodriguez said he accepted the apology because “there’s ignorant people and I know that’s not how they want to represent their university.”
Rodriguez added a civics lesson, saying he doesn’t pay attention to that “nonsense, especially because Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, so we don’t need no type of papers.”
Meanwhile, there must be some unhappy Southern parents right now. It will be interesting to see if this is the end of this story.
[USA Today, Twitter]