UK AD: Consequences Coming For Fan Who Shouted Racial Slur


Tennessee v Kentucky

(Lexington, KY) - University of Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart says repercussions are coming for a Kentucky fan who was filmed yelling a racial slur at a Tennessee fan at Rupp Arena Tuesday night.

Barnhart tweeted Thursday that consequences will be announced publicly once the person responsible is notified. 

The person in question is not a season ticket holder, but Barnhart says measures will be taken to ensure that such behavior isn't repeated at future UK events. 

University officials have reached out to the victim of the verbal assault to personally apologize. 

UK Fan Apologizes For Calling Tennessee Fan Racial Slur

(Lexington, KY) - A UK basketball fan who called a Tennessee fan the "N-word" towards the end of a loss to the Volunteers is apologizing. 

Ashley Lyles issued an apology for her behavior to Lexington's NBC affiliate. 

UT fan Ethan Williams says he was recording and antagonizing UK fans Tuesday night as they left Rupp Arena when Lyles turned to him and shouted the racial slur. 

Lyles told LEX 18 her reaction was "hurtful," "hateful," and "unacceptable, period."

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