The University of Louisiana-Lafayette has decided to discipline four football players after they were seen singing along to YG and Nipsey Hussle’s anti-Donald Trump anthem, "FDT," in a video that went viral this week. You can watch the video, which shows the players singing the song in the team’s locker room shortly before the results of the presidential election were announced, above, courtesy of The Daily Advertiser.
The school has not yet identified which players will be disciplined, but ULL head coach Mark Hudspeth and athletic director Scott Farmer both released statements about the video on Friday. "I am disappointed by the actions that a few student-athletes demonstrated," Hudpseth said in a statement sent to The Daily Advertiser. "The immature behavior of those individuals is not condoned by our program. It does not represent our entire team or the views of the University. We’ve disciplined four student-athletes and are taking steps to educate all of our student-athletes to prevent this from happening again."
Farmer echoed the same disappointment with the players involved. "This video in no way represents the views and values of the Ragin’ Cajuns Football program, the Athletics Department, or the University of Louisiana at Lafayette," he said in a statement. "Like many of you, we are disappointed in the actions of these student-athletes. Coach Hudspeth recognized the severity of the situation and does not condone their behavior. He acted swiftly to discipline those involved and continues to educate the team on how their actions are a reflection of the name on the front of their jerseys."
Nipsey Hussle responded to the story about the ULL players on Saturday afternoon with this tweet:
YG has not responded to the story, but he did reference "FDT" shortly after Trump won the presidential election:
It’s unclear how the ULL players are going to be disciplined at this time. ULL beat Georgia Southern 33-26 in a game played on Thursday night.