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Iowa apologizes to Badgers wrestler who was target of slurs

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 19:11:05-05

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa athletic department has apologized to a Wisconsin wrestler who was the target of racially insensitive remarks during a meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Austin Gomez tweeted that a racial slur was directed toward him from the stands after his 3-2 decision over Vince Turk in the 149-pound match Saturday.

Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said he was disappointed and angered about the incident.

Iowa says the fan could be banned from athletic events if found to have violated its behavior policy.

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