Virginia Tech lacrosse issued an apology on Monday after one of its players posted a video on social media of team members using racially insensitive language while singing a song.
“Following an away match on Saturday, March 24, a member of our squad posted a video to social media of the team singing along to a song that included derogatory lyrics,” head coach John Sung said in a written statement. “Members of the Virginia Tech athletics administration and coaches have met with the full team. We are engaged in conversations within the campus community to share our sincere apology.
“We have confidence that the team will learn from this mistake and understand that these actions reflect poorly on our program and do not represent the values of our program or the principles of the university.”
The video, originally posted to Snapchat, shows the team on a bus singing along to rapper Lil Dicky’s song “Freaky Friday”, featuring Chris Brown. The video showed several people on the bus singing the lyrics, including saying “n—-” multiple times.
Virginia Tech lacrosse is 9-3 so far this season with a 2-0 record in the ACC, and the Hokies are ranked 17th in the country. Tech’s next match is on Wed., March 28 at 5 p.m. at North Carolina.