A University of Kansas cheerleader says she's "appalled" after a racist Snapchat was sent from her phone. In a statement, the school said that Lili Gagin denied sending the message. Gagin apparently said that she had left her phone unlocked during a party in the aftermath of a party celebrating the school's 83-63 basketball victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The photo shows three men all wearing sweaters with the letter "K" for Kansas on their chests. The caption on the pic reads, "Kkk go trump." The three men have also been suspended.
According to her official profile on the KU Athletics website, Gagin is a sophomore from Grayslake, Illinois. Associate athletic director for public affairs Jim Marchiony told Kansas University Sports that Gagin "adamantly denies" being involved in the Snapchat. Gagin was suspended on the morning of November 22, the Snapchat was sent on November 19. She had not been cheering during UK's win over the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The investigation is being handled by KU Athletics and KU's Office of Student Affairs. Marchiony added, "We have included the university on this every step of the way. They knew step by step what was going on as soon as we found out about it. We are keeping them involved." The male cheerleaders involved have yet to be identified.
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