Kentucky AD: 'Consequences' For Fan Yelling Racial Slur

Mar 5, 2020

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Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart tweeted “there will be consequences” for a Wildcats fan shown in a couple of videos yelling a racial slur at a Tennessee fan near the end of the Volunteers' upset of the No. 6 Wildcats.

Ethan Williams tweeted a video of himself yelling at Kentucky fans as they left Rupp Arena during the Vols' 81-73 victory. Williams' video and another show a woman, who identified herself as Ashley Lyles to Lexington TV station WLEX, yelling the slur as she left.

Lyles apologized in a statement released by the TV station in which she called her reaction “unacceptable, period.”