Georgia Southern University is investigating claims its students attacked Savannah State University cheerleaders with bottles and racial slurs during Saturday’s game in Statesboro.
One of the cheerleaders posted about the incident on Facebook.
“Key administrators from Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University discussed the offensive behavior shown by fans at Saturday’s game,” Georgia Southern spokeswoman Jennifer Wise told the Savannah Morning News. “A full investigation is currently underway.”
In the Facebook post, Savannah State cheerleader Ma’Kyha Sims wrote this: “I can sit here and say as long as I’ve been cheering me and my cheer mates have never experienced racial discrimination until today. From bottles being thrown at us to being called all the unholy names! This may be the worst cheer experience ever!”
Savannah State is a historically black university located about an hour away from Georgia Southern.
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