LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart responded to a viral video involving a Kentucky fan.
An incident like the one that took place last night at Rupp Arena has no place at the University of Kentucky. There will be consequences for this unacceptable behavior and they will be announced once communicated to the offending party.— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) March 5, 2020
The video shows a UK fan leaving Rupp Arena after Kentucky's upset loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. In the video, you can hear a Tennessee fan laughing, asking the woman dressed in Kentucky gear a question. The Tennessee fan can be heard asking why the woman was leaving. The UK fan then responds with a racial slur.
Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart said in a series of posts on Twitter that there will be consequences for this fan. He did not give any specifics on what the consequences could be.
Barnhart also said he reached out to the Tennessee fan involved to apologize personally.
"That's not who we are as an athletics department," he said in a tweet.
Barnhart said the woman in the video is not a season-ticket holder. He also said there are ways to make sure this does not happen again.
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