UNC apol­o­gizes for pok­ing fun at Clem­son fans dur­ing Satur­day’s foot­ball game

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Bai­ley Aldridge, The News & Ob­server of Raleigh, N.C.

Tigers fans may have been happy with the out­come of the UNC-Clem­son game on Satur­day, but some weren’t too happy about jokes made dur­ing the game.

Dur­ing a break, some Clem­son fans in the stands at Ke­nan Me­mo­rial Sta­dium were fea­tured on the video board with cap­tions im­ply­ing they were band­wagon fans.

The cap­tions said things such as “thinks Clem­son is in Ge­or­gia” and “can’t name Clem­son’s last head coach”

The jokes didn’t land with some Tigers fans, who com­plained to the ath­letic de­part­ment about what hap­pened.

Bubba Cun­ning­ham, UNC’s ath­letic direc­tor, apol­o­gized to Clem­son’s pres­i­dent and direc­tor of ath­let­ics on Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to Robbi Pick­eral Evans, UNC’s as­so­ciate ath­letic direc­tor for strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

He’s also been re­spond­ing to emails from peo­ple up­set by the video board an­tics, she said.

But some think the apol­ogy was un­nec­es­sary.

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