Southern Miss. band chants ‘green card’ at Latino player

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 15, 2012 16:48 EDT
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Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez
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Southern Mississippi University lived up to the racist reputation of the deep South on Friday when members of the school band chanted an offensive question at a Latino player on the opposing team.

As he prepared to shoot his free throws, Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez was forced to listen to a chant of “Where’s your green card?” coming from the audience.

Manhattan Mercury reporter Cole Manbeck tweeted that the racist serenade came from members of the Southern Mississippi band.

The Kansas State Wildcats went on to defeat the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 70-64 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Rodriguez scored 13 points and led his team with 4 assists.

Watch this video, uploaded by BuzzFeed on March 15, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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