Louisiana-Lafayette suspends four players for ‘F*** Donald Trump’ video
Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth has suspended four players for their role in a video of players singing a song that says “F— Donald Trump,” according to Tim Buckley of The Advertiser.
The video surfaced after ULL's win over Georgia Southern on Thursday night – just two days after Republican nominee Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States.
“I am obviously disappointed in a few of our players’ immature behaviors that they demonstrated in the locker room,” Hudspeth said. “We do not condone that type of behavior. It is not an example of our entire team. It does not represent our entire team.”
Players in the video are seen singing along to the lyrics from YG and Nipsey Hussle's song “FDT”, which stands for “F— Donald Trump.”
Hudspeth noted that a few of the players did not vote in the election and that they “did not have a dog in the hunt.”
The university issued the following statement from athletic director Scott Farmer:
“Recently, a video showing a small group of student-athletes acting inappropriately was recorded and shared on social media. This video in no way represents the views and values of the Ragin’ Cajuns Football program, the Athletics Department or the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Like many of you, we are disappointed in the actions of these student-athletes. Coach Hudspeth recognized the severity of the situation and does not condone their behavior. He acted swiftly to discipline those involved and continues to educate the team on how their actions are a reflection of the name on the front of their jerseys.”
It remains unclear who released the video.