Iowa apologizes to Badgers wrestler who was target of slurs
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa athletic department has apologized to a Wisconsin wrestler who was the target of racially insensitive remarks during a meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Austin Gomez tweeted that a racial slur was directed toward him from the stands after his 3-2 decision over Vince Turk in the 149-pound match Saturday.
Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said he was disappointed and angered about the incident.
Statement from AD Chris McIntosh: pic.twitter.com/EGmAsSbG9F— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) February 8, 2022
Iowa says the fan could be banned from athletic events if found to have violated its behavior policy.