Syracuse University soccer player investigated for racist and homophobic rant caught on video

the racist college actions for the 2014-2015 academic year is now in progress!



A senior at Syracuse University is the subject of a discrimination investigation after spewing a racist and homophobic rant that was caught on camera.

The young woman shown spewing hateful remarks in the video shared to Instagram has been identified as Hanna Strong, a midfield player on the women’s soccer team.

Coach Phil Wheddon has suspended the Monson, Mass., native from the team in light of the allegations.

The undated video shows Strong shouting at a black male student who is walking away from their confrontation with his hands up.

“If you touch me, it will be over,” Strong spouts before turning to the person holding the camera. “Are you recording this? You f—-t ass n—-r. It’s bullshit.”

It wasn’t clear what led to the incident, but it unfolded right in front of an officer with the university’s Department of Public Safety whose patrol vehicle is shown parked in the video.

Her strong choice of words sparked audible shock from a surrounding crowd not shown in the video, but she continued.


“Call me out on saying the n-word? I don’t give a s—,” Strong added. “Don’t record me saying this!”

But it’s too late. The footage has already leaked and led to a statement released Saturday by Daryl Gross, Syracuse’s director of athletics, admonishing the student’s offensive comments.

“This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University,” Gross wrote. “Syracuse Athletics, as a strong and diverse part of this University community, has zero tolerance for these actions.”

The university’s Department of Public Safety and Title IX Office has opened an investigation against Strong.

A phone call to Strong’s parents, Carolyn and Andrew Strong, by the Daily News was not immediately returned.


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