It appears that the 2016 election has now taken its toll on the Louisville football team. Or at the very least, its cheerleading squad.
ABC 11 in Kentucky is reporting that several Louisville cheerleaders were placed under “investigative suspension” following tweets from one cheerleader after a Donald Trump victory in the election. The tweets, from someone using the name Brynn Baker, criticized those upset with the election results, with one stating that “you act like you came off a boat”.
While the tweets were deleted, they were screenshotted and the tweets eventually reached members of the Louisville football team.
The university’s spirit coach, Todd Sharp, told ABC-11 TV, in a statement:
“As the Head Spirit Coach and Spirit Coordinator, I am very troubled and concerned about the exchanges that took place in social media late last evening involving one or more of our student athletes. We have worked very hard to build a successful and incredibly diverse spirit program here at the University. These conversations over the last day are not an accurate representation of our program, our values, or our coaching staff. We are investigating this matter and will take appropriate action upon the completion of such.“
Louisville is scheduled to take on Wake Forest this Saturday.
[H/T USA Today]