UK Athletic Director responds to viral video showing fan using racial slur

The Tennessee fan can be heard asking why the woman was leaving. She then responds with a racial slur. / Source: (WKYT)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart responded to a viral video involving a Kentucky fan.

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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