Now it looks like the chants were coming from the Southern Mississippi band. The President of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Martha Saunders, has issued a statement about student behavior already, regretting the remarks and promising disciplinary action.
Before I read her remarks I wondered what the response that might have been if the band and fans were Rush Limbaugh or the audience in a GOP debate. Here is what I dreamed up based on previous “apologies,” lame excuses and BS.
— let the spin begin:
I’m sure it was an isolated incident.
They apologized for the words they used, twice.
This is really about statehood issues for people from Puerto Rico! Don’t you believe in state’s rights? Or do you want the Federal Government to exploit the people of Puerto Rico?
This was just a helpful tip to non-US citizens who are attending Southern Miss that they can get their help for renewal of their form I-551,(commonly called the “Green Card” )
Of course this is just a handful of peoples comments, why don’t you notice all the fans who DIDN’T say anything? This minority doesn’t represent the overall values of the Southern Mississippi community, the silent majority do!
Their two words “green card” were already condemned by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “I wouldn’t have used those words.”
Southern Miss hired an independent expert to do an audio analysis of the video and it turns out that what the students were really saying was:
Local talk radio hosts from WQHD’s “Dingo and the Baby” wondered:
“Are you sure they were Southern Miss fans and not Kansas State people pretending to be Southern Miss fans? There are often false flag operations going on where people want to make the other team fans look bad. Remember the Duke Lacrosse Scandal? FALSE ACCUSATIONS all to unjustly attack the good name of Duke. And did Al Sharpton ever apologize for the Twanda Brawley case? No. The students can apologize when Al Sharpton apologizes for his stuff.”
Fired football celebrity sports announcer R___ L_______ wondered:
“What nobody asks is was it effective? Because that is really the goal here, to rattle the other team or player, right? To make them angry so they will mess up? Isn’t all fair in love and basketball? I mean, sticks and stones man. If he can’t handle a little razzing from the fans in college how can he expect to handle the NBA?”
Did the chants of “Where’s your green card?” get to Kansas State Point Guard Angel Rodriguez? You bet! He probably would have scored more if he wasn’t rattled. The fans will keep building on their success. It’s just smart and a savvy way to support your team by bringing down the others. It’s not racism, it’s just about generic trash talk. If they mocked his big lips would that be racist? The liberals in the media would want you to thing so.”
This came from the band. They are ENTERTAINERS! They aren’t serious. They make absurd comments all the time in their cheers.
What about the free speech rights of the fans. Don’t you believe in the first amendment? Why do you want to censor people? What’s next, politically correct cheers? The day a government funded university starts censoring student speech is the day the Communists have won.
This entire event was coordinated by the Southern Poverty Law Center and George Soros to make the fans of Southern Mississippi and state of Mississippi look bad. We have a black President and a Hispanic Supreme Court judge. We are beyond racism. These kind of coordinated attempts to smear Southern Mississippi as racists was going to be revealed by Andrew Brietbart right before he was murdered for showing Barack Obama’s strong ties to Derrick Bell. Bell, described on Hannity’s show as the “Jeremiah Wright of academia,” and is known to have read all of Saul Alinsky’s works.