Black Vanderbilt Parents Targeted With Racist Slurs at CWS

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Racism made its presence felt at the College World Series on Monday night.

At a game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, parents of Vanderbilt players were subjected to racist slurs. University Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee addressed the issue in a tweet.

“I am deeply troubled that some of our student-athlete parents were subjected to racist slurs during last night’s game. This is absolutely unacceptable and disgraceful behavior, and such hateful language has no place anywhere in our society,” tweeted Storey Lee.

The Commodores’ AD didn’t provide any additional details. But ESPN’s Clinton Yates provided additional information on the situation via Twitter from the game.

Yates noted that most of the Black parents were sitting together in the stands. After the Commodores beat the Bulldogs 8-2 in Game 1, that’s when, according to Yates, the drama ensued.

“Short version: a bunch of drunk Miss State fans decided that when the game was out of hand that the n-bomb needed to fly. Authorities got involved and everyone is okay, but yeah nah. That Cant Happen. It did.”

Fortunately the situation didn’t escalate.

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