A Colorado State University (CSU) coach
has apologized for yelling an anti-gay slur at a player during
Saturday's Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Video broadcast by ESPN shows CSU
defensive line coach Greg Lupfer yelling an anti-gay slur at
Washington State University quarterback Connor Halliday after
Halliday scored a touchdown.
“Fuck you, you fucking faggot,” it
appears Lupfer hurled at Halliday.
“I am truly sorry for what I said,”
Lupfer said in a @CSUFootball tweet. “It was wrong and those words
do not represent who I am and what I believe in. I apologize for the
embarrassment I caused for Colorado State University, this team and
Pat Davis, executive director of
ProgressNow New Mexico, said the school needed to take action.
“If this was a comment about – a
racially charged comment – none of us would take a second thought
at saying we need to take serious action and address this,” Davis
Matt Stephens, a sports columnists who
covers CSU, wrote that Lupfer should be fired.
“Read my lips: Fire Greg Lupfer,”
he wrote on Sunday.
“Don't slap him with a fine, suspend
him, issue an apology and then call it a day. The firestorm raining
down on CSU all because of some ignorant choice words form the Rams'
defensive line coach isn't going to be extinguished overnight,”