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4 ULL players punished for anti-Trump rap profanity, gesture
LAFAYETTE - A Louisiana university football coach has disciplined four players in response to a locker room video showing members of the team dancing and singing the lyrics of a profane rap song.
The Advertiser reports the song by YG and Nipsey Hussle is called FDT "F--- Donald Trump" and the video was made sometime shortly before Tuesday's election in which Trump was elected president.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth said Thursday he was disappointed in a few players' immature behaviors that they demonstrated in the locker room.
Hudspeth said he does not condone that type of behavior and does not represent the entire team.
He said four players were disciplined. He did not detail what the discipline was.
Below is a statement from football coach Mark Hudspeth:
"On Tuesday after practice, a video was recorded in our locker room and eventually shared on social media that shows individuals on our football team using obscene gestures and lewd language. I am disappointed by the actions that a few student-athletes demonstrated.
The immature behavior of those individuals is not condoned by our program. It does not represent our entire team or the views of the University. We've disciplined four student-athletes and are taking steps to educate all of our student-athletes to prevent this from happening again.
I apologize to our alumni, fans, supporters and the University, who deserve more responsible behavior by our student-athletes.
I regret my response to a reporter's question after last night's game that may have offended some voters in the recent election."
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