The University of Wisconsin athletics department condemned the actions of a UW fan during Tuesday's Badgers men's basketball game in Northwestern.
The fan sat across the track from the UW bench and adjacent to the northwest student section. A video was posted on social media of him getting up and tipping the student ward out to then make a racist gesture.
The video then cuts to the tab talking to a Northwestern official followed by being escorted out by several Northwestern staff and at least one police officer. Northwestern Athletics confirmed that the UW tab was removed from the game.
"Northwestern expressly prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment of students, coaches, staff, officials or guests," a Northwestern spokesman said in an email to the State Journal. "A person's actions at Tuesday's men's basketball game against the Wildcats student department were unacceptable and a violation of our code of conduct for fans. We appreciate those who spoke up and made us aware of this behavior so that event staff could take the appropriate steps to remove him from the Welsh-Ryan Arena. "