Alabama athletics ‘disgusted’ at reports of Texas fan harassment in Bryant-Denny Stadium

The University of Alabama has addressed the acts of spectators who reportedly verbally and physically harassed Texas football players and their parents during Saturday night’s game. “We are disgusted by reports of vile language and inappropriate behavior Saturday night. To be clear, we condemn this behavior and it will not be tolerated in our venues.

It is not representative of UA or our values. We expect all attendees to act with class and respect towards others. Fans are strongly encouraged to report issues to our security resources on-site.

Gameday and delayed reports are appropriately addressed and anyone found to be in violation of our rules and expectations will be promptly removed and may be banned from future events,” UA Athletics released in a statement. Videos posted on social media Sunday showed racist and homophobic slurs directed at the Longhorns as the visitors began to celebrate its 34-24 victory over then-No. 3 Alabama.

At least two parents of Texas players also detailed their “nightmare” interactions with spectators inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on social media. Angie Wisner, mother of Texas freshman running back Tre Wisner, was in attendance and said parents were spat on. She also claimed spectators threw beer cans and water bottles.

When speaking to OutKick, Wisner claimed the group was told “don’t forget where you belong” while others were heard taunting the Longhorns to “go back to the projects. ” A set of Texas parents were seated next to the UA student section. Wisner said a security officer was stationed nearby but couldn’t do much to de-escalate tensions.

Wisner also said two students were removed from the crowd. April Finkley — Birmingham native and parent of Texas freshman Justice Finkley, who attended Hewitt-Trussville — posted her accounts on X. “I know T-Town like the back of my hand,” she wrote.

“Our game day(sic) experience included being harassed because our son is a ‘traitor’ and having beer cans thrown at our section the whole game. ” It was the first time since 2015 that the Tide lost a home game, ending a 21-game winning streak. .

By Nick Alvarez
Filed 09.12.2023

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Tre Wisner

Elliott Finkley

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