LSU issues statement on profane Nick Saban chant
On Saturday, LSU dropped a 20-13 overtime game to Alabama. Late in the game, fans chanted an obscenity at former LSU and current Alabama coach Nick Saban. On Monday, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva issued a statement on the unfortunate moment:
“I’d like to once again thank our fans for their incredible support of our team in last Saturday’s game with Alabama. The Tigers played with tremendous heart and passion, and our fans played a huge role in inspiring a performance of which we can all be very proud.
“Unfortunately, a small minority of people chose to diminish the image of our great university by engaging in a profane chant directed toward Coach Saban. We are deeply sorry that such crude behavior occurred in Tiger Stadium, because that is the antithesis of what we represent at LSU.
“If it occurs in the future, we will make every effort to identify those who choose to act in this manner and make sure they know they are no longer welcome in our stadium. Our hope, however, is that this will never happen again.
“Best wishes to Coach Miles and the Tigers for a strong finish to this season, and we sincerely appreciate the pride they instill in LSU fans each Saturday. And, thanks again to the best fans in the nation for their continued support of the Tigers!”
Les Miles was asked about the chant during his Monday press conference, but the coach plead ignorance on the matter, saying he didn’t hear any chants during the game. However, he wasn’t happy when he heard about it during his meeting with the media.
“I can tell you that certainly there is a responsibility and a deportment that we would follow with every opponent that arrives here and that we would be responsible to sportsmanship and respecting that opponent,” Miles said.