EVANSTON, Ill. — A viral video on TikTok seemingly shows a Wisconsin Badgers fan making a racist gesture towards Northwestern students.
In the video, a Wisconsin fan can be seen putting up his middle finger and then directing a slant-eye gesture at a group of Northwestern students.
The video later shows the fan being escorted out of the game by a Northwestern employee and police officer. As the fan is being escorted out, he seemingly makes the slant-eye gesture again.
Just saw this video on TikTok of this incredibly racist Wisconsin fan going at the Northwestern student fans.— Xavier Sanchez (@Xavier_Sanchez4) January 19, 2022
Glad to see a Northwestern employee and a police office force him to leave. Do better people. Don’t be like this guy. pic.twitter.com/5noQ7XPqh9
The Wisconsin Badgers responded on Twitter on Wednesday, stating they are "deeply disturbed" and find it "abhorrent (and) disgusting."
"This is no representation of what it means to be a Badger," the Wisconsin Badgers tweeted. "We denounce any acts of racism or discrimination. We applaud Northwestern for removing this individual. His actions have no place at our events."
We are deeply disturbed by this behavior and find it abhorrent & disgusting— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) January 19, 2022
This is no representation of what it means to be a Badger. We denounce any acts of racism or discrimination. We applaud Northwestern for removing this individual. His actions have no place at our events.
The Wisconsin Badgers won against the Northwestern Wildcats 82-76 on Tuesday at Welsh-Ryan Fieldhouse.
There is no word on whether UW-Madison has identified the fan as a student, or if there will be action taken against him.