Atlanta United suggests new chant: ‘Hey Ya!’

What would Andre 3000 and Big Boi think?

Atlanta United is asking its supporters to use a lyric from one of the Atlanta-based rap duo Outkast’s most popular songs during its games at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The first opportunity will be Saturday against Chicago.

After a few of the more than 55,000 people who attended the inaugural game two weeks ago used a homophobic chant during goal kicks , the MLS expansion team is asking those in attendance for the remaining games to say "Heeeyyy!" as the goalkeeper approaches the ball, and "Ya!" as he kicks the ball. "Hey Ya!" was released in 2003 as part of the album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The song was nominated for two Grammys, and won several other awards.

The idea for the chant was the result of the team’s four supporter’s groups.