An Auburn fan yelled racist remarks at a Tennessee player during the Tigers-Volunteers contest on Saturday. Justice has since been served.
Tennessee freshman guard Santiago Vescovi was the target of the Auburn fan’s discriminatory remarks. The fan yelled, “Go back to Uruguay, this is America,” to Vescovi – an Uruguay native. Audio of the racist comments was picked up on the CBS broadcast of the game.
It was previously unclear as to which fan shouted the awful comments. But a brief investigation has led to the discovery of the culprit. The guilty fan was ejected from Saturday’s contest and has received a lifetime ban from Auburn Arena. Well done, Auburn.
The fan’s identity is not being disclosed to the public as of this moment. But Tom Green of AL.com has confirmed the guilty individual is an Auburn student. It’s unclear if this student will face any other disciplinary action. But one thing’s for sure – he won’t be attending Auburn basketball games anymore.
According to an Auburn official, the student who made the xenophobic remark directed at Vols guard Santiago Vescovi was escorted from Auburn Arena and has been banned.
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) February 22, 2020
The school absolutely made the right choice here. This type of disgusting behavior can’t be tolerated.
As for the actual game on Saturday, the Tigers completed a ferocious comeback in a 73-66 victory. They outscored the Volunteers 40-25 in the second-half to complete the comeback.
Auburn moves to 23-4 with the win as Tennessee falls to 15-12.