Alabama releases statement on offensive off-campus sign
A banner hung near the University of Alabama on Friday that read: “Finish what Katrina started.”
Katrina, of course, killed an estimated 1,833 people, mostly in Louisiana. The actual total is believed by some to be much higher. The storm very nearly destroyed the city of New Orleans, caused $108 billion — with a ‘b’ — in damages, and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands.
In other words, that’s a tragedy that’s inappropriate to equate to football game trash talk.
The sign, hung from the balcony of an off-campus apartment, since has been taken down. In an attempt to distance themselves from such an offensive message, the University of Alabama emailed the following statement to Saturday Down South on Friday night:
“UA is appalled that anyone would display a banner with such an inappropriate and offensive statement. It’s our understanding that the banner was hung at an off-campus apartment complex, and it has been removed.”
That sign was at an off-campus apartment building and has been taken down, according to multiple sources. CW has contacted UA for comment
— Sean Landry (@LandrySean) November 6, 2015
Leonard Fournette doesn’t take too kindly to these kinds of insults. Something tells me that someone within the LSU contingent will make sure he gets a glimpse at this sign before taking the field today at Bryant-Denny Stadium.