LSU AD Joe Alleva comments on vulgar chant

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva issued a statement Monday regarding the vulgar chant led by the student section directed at Alabama coach Nick Saban during Saturday's game

The LSU student section apparently still has a problem with Alabama coach Nick Saban.

During an injury timeout in overtime of Saturday's game in Tiger Stadium, an expletive riddled chant rang out from the north end zone directed at the man who led the Tigers to a national championship in 2003. The message was loud and could be heard on CBS' broadcast.

"F--- you, Saban!" rang the chant.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva issued a statement Monday evening, chastising the fans responsible for leading the chant.

“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," Alleva said in a release. "We are deeply sorry that such crude behavior occurred in Tiger Stadium, because that is the antithesis of what we represent at LSU."

Alleva added that fans will be subject to expulsion from the stadium if it happens again.

“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," he said. "Our hope, however, is that this will never happen again." Les Miles was asked Monday during his weekly press luncheon if he heard the chants. The LSU coach said he did not, but hoped his fans would act more maturely and with more respect toward the opponent.

"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.


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