Following a win over Georgia Southern on Thursday night, cellphone footage emerged from the Louisiana-Lafayette locker room that showed players dancing and celebrating with the rap song “FDT” by YG and Nipsey Hussle playing in the background.
“FDT” stands for “F*** Donald Trump, the president elect, and now the video has landed some players in hot water.
According to the Lafayette Advertiser, Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth said four players who participated in the celebration have been disciplined, though he did not note what the punishment was.
The video was actually recorded earlier in the week, before Tuesday’s election.
“I am obviously disappointed in a few of our players’ immature behaviors that they demonstrated in the locker room,” Hudspeth said shortly after UL’s win at Georgia Southern on Thursday night. We do not condone that type of behavior. It is not an example of our entire team. It does not represent our entire team.
“It has been handled and it will be a learning experience for these young men that were involved — although it was very few.”
While Hudspeth did say the players were disciplined, he was quick to point out the hypocrisy of the backlash they have received, specifically from staunch supporters of the far right movement.
“But I will say this,” he note. “It’s also disappointing that so many people have vilified a few 19-year-olds making some immature decisions, and then they were the same ones that voted for someone that has done much worse by grabbing a female in the private areas for the office of the (President of the) United States of America.”
Well said, coach.
Hopefully this will be a learning experience for all. While it is everyone’s right to state an opinion, it has to be done responsibly.
The Ragin’ Cajuns, now 4-5 on the year, return to action next weekend at Georgia.