UK revokes fan's ticket privileges for yelling racial slurs at Vols game

Source: UT Sports

(WVLT) -- The Vols shook the SEC and upset Kentucky on Tuesday night after eliminating a 17-point deficit to come back and beat the Wildcats 81-73 at Rupp Arena. That's only the sixth time in Tennessee history that the Vols have secured the win at Kentucky.

The loss was a major upset for Kentucky, who was ranked sixth in the nation.

A video circulating on social media captured the reaction of a Kentucky fan, a woman, leaving the arena. In the video, you can hear her hurl racial slurs.

The video was posted on Twitter by @Ewilly27 and by @_kxy3.

WARNING: This video contains sensitive material

Many people took to Twitter to condemn the woman's actions, including VFL Admiral Schofield, who said, "Not a good look BBN, but has definitely happened before at other schools as well. No place for this in the @SEC."

On March 4, UK's Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart responded on Twitter saying, "There will be consequences for this unacceptable behavior, and they will be announced once communicated to the offending party."

Later, Kentucky announced it had permanently revoked ticket privileges for the fan.

This is not the first time recently that controversy of this nature has happened at a Vols game. When Tennessee visited Auburn, an Auburn fan was kicked out for his comments directed towards Santiago Vescovi.

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