LSU apologizes for vulgar chant aimed at Nick Saban

LSU apologizes for vulgar chant aimed at Nick Saban

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - LSU's Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva apologized for a vulgar chant aimed at Alabama coach Nick Saban in Saturday night's 20-13 loss to the Crimson Tide.

The chant was audible on the primetime telecast of the game.

Alleva's statement released Monday night reads, in full:

"I'd like to once again thank our fans for their incredible support of our team in last Saturday's game with Alabama. The Tigers played with tremendous heart and passion, and our fans played a huge role in inspiring a performance of which we can all be very proud. Unfortunately, a small minority of people chose to diminish the image of our great university by engaging in a profane chant directed toward Coach Saban. We are deeply sorry that such crude behavior occurred in Tiger Stadium, because that is the antithesis of what we represent at LSU. If it occurs in the future, we will make every effort to identify those who choose to act in this manner and make sure they know they are no longer welcome in our stadium. Our hope, however, is that this will never happen again. Best wishes to Coach Miles and the Tigers for a strong finish to this season, and we sincerely appreciate the pride they instill in LSU fans each Saturday. And, thanks again to the best fans in the nation for their continued support of the Tigers!"

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