The University of Louisville has suspended multiple cheerleaders for comments they made on social media following Tuesday’s election.
Louisville officials said they suspended cheerleader Brynn Baker and others have been placed under investigation for their social media posts about the election. In a statement, the school’s head spirit coach and spirit coordinator said he was “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,” the statement continued. “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.”
Original reports of the suspension cite tweets where Baker told an unidentified person to “stfu about racism, sexism, whateverism.” She also sent a tweet reading, “You act like you came off a boat.” The school later confirmed the tweets were sent by Baker.
No cheerleaders have yet been dismissed off the team, but it has caused an uproar on campus. Even one football player chimed in about the remarks by Baker.
I definitely don't want Brynn Baker at any games and definitely not cheering for us 💯
— James Hearns (@JamesHearns21) November 9, 2016
No. 6 Lousiville plays Wake Forest on Saturday.