Auburn student ejected from game after hurling derogatory comment at Tennessee's Santiago Vescovi
An audible derogatory comment from an Auburn fan directed at one of Tennessee’s basketball players during Saturday’s game resulted in the fan getting ejected from the arena.
On Saturday, Auburn hosted Tennessee in an SEC contest. The Tigers overcame an ugly performance to defeat the Volunteers 73-66, erasing a 17-point deficit to get the victory. But, unfortunately, that wasn’t the only moment people are talking about in regards to the game.
In a video clip taken during the game, one Auburn student can be heard yelling “Go back to Uruguay! This is America!” Those comments were directed at Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi. The student was ejected from the arena and will reportedly face a disciplinary hearing, according to Sports Illustrated.
Wow. Listen closely. Auburn fan taunting Vescovi.
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) February 22, 2020
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said he appreciated how school officials handled the situation, saying ““one person doesn’t speak at all for the Auburn family.”