A senior midfield player for Syracuse University’s women’s soccer team has been suspended after she was caught on video calling a classmate a “f*ggot-a**-n*gger.”
The soccer team’s head coach Phil Wheddon suspended 21-year-old Hanna Strong indefinitely after she was busted breaking out the slur-filled rant, according to a university press release.
“We are aware of the offensive comments made last night by a member of the women’s soccer team,” Director if Athletics Daryl Gross said in a statement. “This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University.”
Strong can be seen arguing with an African-American man who throws his arms up and walks away. As she noticed someone was filming the encounter, she said, “Are you recording this? You f*ggot-a**-n*gger. It’s bullsh*t.”
“Call me out on saying the n-word?” she added after the reaction to her bigoted outburst was not remotely positive, “I don’t give a sh*t.” She then repeated, “Don’t record me saying this!” as the video cut off. The scene was originally posted to Instagram, and was quickly featured on Black Sports Online.
The university is conducting a full investigation.