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Southern Miss punishes students for ‘Where’s your green card?’ chant


Mike Miller

Southern Miss revoked the pep band scholarships of five students who heckled Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during last week’s NCAA tournament games.

Chants of “Where’s you green card?” could be heard when Rodriguez, who was born in Puerto Rico, was taking free throws in the Wildcats’ win. He said he could hear the chants.

Rodriguez says the school later issued an apology when the athletic director and “personnel from their school” came to the team hotel to apologize.

The school also removed the students from the band and said the student will be required to complete a two-hour sensitivity training course.

They were not identified.

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