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Virginia Tech 'apologetic' after video of lacrosse team posted

Virginia Tech 'apologetic' after video of lacrosse team posted”

Virginia Tech's athletics website lists the "student-athlete pylons of promise" as integrity, service, honor and excellence, and says that they're "stronger together".

Sung said earlier Monday in a statement that after a win last Saturday at Elon, a member of the Virginia Tech team posted a video to social media "of the team singing along to a song that included derogatory lyrics".

Since the upload of the video the team's coach John Sung has referred to it as "a teachable moment".

"There was no malice involved", Sung said in the interview. "I don't think the kids are racist, but they don't realize that those comments are not amusing". The video is 13 seconds and was originally posted on Snapchat by one of the members of the team before being uploaded to YouTube Sunday.

The Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team has been receiving negative attention after a video surfaced of the team on social media over the weekend showing several of the players chanting the n-word while singing along to "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky. Players can be heard repeatedly singing along to a version of the n-word.

The track the women are rapping along to finds Lil Dicky and Chris Brown switching bodies and enjoying the spoils of their respective identities.

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The video was first shared on Snapchat by a member of the team. It also said, "We are engaged in conversations within the campus community to share our honest apology".

According to TMZ, the coach of the squad apologized for the team's behavior, while explaining that the women in the vid weren't spitting the lyrics with any malicious intent.

While Sung - whose parents immigrated to the United States from South Korea - noted that the team is trying to "make it right", he emphasized the importance of educating his team following the ordeal.

So, no Coach Sung, this is not a teachable moment.

In February, Black and Native American lacrosse players from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., said they had racist insults tossed at them during a game against Ponte Vedra High School. He also said that though he knows the team will never be able to totally make the situation right, the moment is one that defines the program but will also "help make this program be better".



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