A fan from Brigham Young University (BYU) was banned after allegedly yelling racial slurs at a Duke University volleyball player. Duke’s women’s volleyball team was visiting BYU in Utah. The slurs allegedly happened every time the player served the ball. A police officer was allegedly placed close by Duke’s bench due to a threat against the black player. The problem is that witnesses who were sitting in the student section where the slur allegedly came from say they did not hear it. Campus police also say that the person who was accused of yelling the slur probably did not do it.
The player in question also has a godmother running for office who is a strong liberal Democrat. The godmother also tweeted about her goddaughter’s racial incident before she announced it herself. It may be inappropriate to label this completely as a hoax, but it is most certainly leaning towards “hoax”. At best, it is a misunderstanding. At worst, it is a hoax that has damaged the reputation of a man and a school.
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