Video Shows Virginia Tech Women's Lacrosse Team Chanting The N-Word; Coach Calls It "Teachable Moment"

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A video of the Virginia Tech women’s lacrosse team chanting the N-word while singing “Freaky Friday” by Lil Dicky was a “teachable moment,” head coach John Sung told the told the Roanoke Times.

The video—which appears to feature only white players—was recorded after last Saturday’s win over Elon and posted to Snapchat soon after.

The video was initially shared on Snapchat by an account under the name of a junior on the team. It was uploaded to Youtube on Sunday, and Sung released a statement about the video and granted an interview to the Times on Monday.


“This is a teachable moment,” Sung told the Times. “It’s not something that we’re proud of. The team is very apologetic and sorry. There’s nobody of any color that should say it. Period. There’s nobody that should say it.”

A person who shared the video on Twitter said that they received direct messages from a locked account purporting to be the player who had uploaded it to Snapchat, with a request to delete the tweet. Shortly after Deadspin emailed that player about those DMs, that locked account was deleted. (The player did not respond to that request for comment.) Here are screenshots of those DMs, provided by the person who shared the video:


[Roanoke Times]