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Kentucky Fan Apologizes for Directing Racial Slur at Tennessee Fan

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A Kentucky fan has issued an apology for directing a racial slur at a Tennessee fan following the Wildcats loss to the Volunteers Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

Videos surfaced of Ashley Lyles directing a racial slur toward Ethan Williams, a Tennessee fan in attendance. The videos started circulating on social media Wednesday morning which led to Lyles coming forward and identifying herself.

According to a report from LEX 18 News, here is what Lyles said.

 

“My reaction after the game was unacceptable, period. It was against all values of the University and state of Kentucky. I humbly apologize to the individuals at which my words were directed,” writes Lyles, “My words were hurtful and hateful and have no place in this world. I apologize to the University and state of Kentucky for the embarrassment I have caused. I want my apology not just to be in words, but in actions moving forward.”

You can hear what Lyles said to Williams below.

 

[LEX 18 News]

 

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