LSU releases apology for profane Saban chant

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva released a statement Monday that apologized for the student section's profane chant directed towards Alabama head football coach Nick Saban during Saturday's game in Tiger Stadium.

"Unfortunately, a small minority of people chose to diminish the image of our great university by engaging in a profane chant directed toward Coach Saban," Aleva said in the written release. "We are deeply sorry that such crude behavior occurred in Tiger Stadium, because that is the antithesis of what we represent at LSU."

"If it occurs in the future, we will make every effort to identify those who choose to act in this manner and make sure they know they are no longer welcome in our stadium. Our hope, however, is that this will never happen again," the statement also read.

The Tigers lost that game to the Crimson Tide in overtime, 20-13.

Saban was the head coach at LSU from 2000-2004.

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