Syracuse University soccer player suspended over video calling classmate ‘f*ggot-*ss n*gger’
A senior midfielder playing for Syracuse University’s women’s soccer team has been suspended from her team after a video of her calling a classmate a ‘f*ggot-*ss n*gger’ went viral, according to The Daily Orange.
Hanah Strong, 21, has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Phil Wheddon according to a press release from Director of Athletics Daryl Gross.
“We are aware of the offensive comments made last night by a member of the women’s soccer team,” Gross said in his statement. “This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University.”
In the video, originally posted to Instagram before being featured on Black Sports Online, Strong can be seen arguing with a young man who throws his hands up and walks away.
As Strong becomes aware that someone is filming the encounter on their phone, she turns and says, “Are you recording this? You f*ggot-*ss n*gger. It’s bullsh*t.”
Following the crowd response to her outburst, Strong adds, “Call me out on saying the n-word? I don’t give a sh*t,” before repeating over and over, “Don’t record me saying this!”
According to Gross, the school is investigating the incident.
Watched the video below uploaded up to Instagram:
[Sarah Strong image via Syracuse University Athletics page]