Rutgers players allege racist abuse by Penn State fans

Penn State has responded to a number of disturbing allegations related to Sunday’s men’s basketball game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Nittany Lions.

As mentioned by Jerry Carino by Asbury Park Press, a message from the vice president of the Legion of Blue, Penn State’s student cheerleading organization and division, to team members alleging several individuals attended Sunday’s game at the Bryce Jordan Center used vulgar and racist language towards Rutgers players.

Knight Scarlet deleted 19-point deficit in the second half to stun the Nittany Lions with a score of 59-56.

In a statement shared by Carino and also NJ Advance Media for NJ.comPenn State Athletics said it was “aware of reported interactions between the student body and the Rutgers men’s basketball team” Sunday night. That statement stressed that “these reported actions are inappropriate” against the Legion of Blue. However, Penn State did not say whether it was investigating to find any guilty parties involved in the “inappropriate actions of certain individuals”.

Noah Riffe, a photo editor with Gannett, tweeted a screenshot of a message sent by Legion of Blue vice president Noah Odige. Odige doesn’t deny the message is real:


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