How is this still happening? How. Is. This. Still. Happening?!?
There has been a movement over the last couple of years to stop using gay slurs in sports, but apparently it hasn’t been totally accepted in Colorado yet.
Greg Lupfer, the Colorado State defensive line coach was suspended on Monday for two weeks with no pay after using a gay slur at the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.
Halliday tried to fight the coach, but one of CSU’s other coaches held him back.
Well, the video went viral and now Lupfer is going to pay.
Not only will the ignorant coach be suspended, but the school decided he’ll also have to attend anger management courses and diversity training, which he’ll pay for. He’s also got zero tolerance status.
Afterward, Lupfer issued an apology, which sounded half PR-y and half sincere, saying:
"I accept these consequences — two weeks without pay and the training programs — and I am thankful for this second chance to continue coaching at Colorado State and be a part of the Ram Family. I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values. I embrace the opportunity to participate in anger management and diversity sensitivity training. I was angry and careless with my words, and my words hurt many people. I sincerely apologize to the GLBTQ community for causing pain by using a slur without considering its meaning. I take ownership of my words and fully understand why people are very upset."
Hey, if someone gives an apology, we’re accepting. Maybe one day Lupfer will learn to be accepting as well.
You can see the terrible moment (below)!