Candice Storey Lee, sports director at Vanderbilt University, said parents of players on the school’s baseball team were hit with racist remarks by fans at the College World Series.
Lee said on Twitter on Tuesday that she “Extremely worried” about what happened. and added that she had been “Full support” for those affected.
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“I am deeply disturbed that some of our parents-student-athletes were racially abused during last night’s game,” Lee tweeted. “This is extremely unacceptable and embarrassing behavior. And such hateful language has no place in our society.
“For affected family members Please note that you have my full support. And you have the full support of not only Vanderbilt Athletics but the entire Commodore Nation.”
Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen also shared support for those affected.
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“We have partnered with Vanderbilt to declare that such behavior is unacceptable. And it directly contradicts the values of both institutions and our fan base,” Cohen wrote in a Twitter post. “The College World Series celebrates college baseball as a whole.
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“Highly inappropriate events must not be tolerated or allowed to detract from the on-field success of students-athletes and their teams eligible to participate in this national arena.”
The Commodore is competing in Mississippi State in Game 1 of the best College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Vanderbilt won 8-2 and has just one game left to win the tier. country