Monmouth University officials have launched an investigation after students allegedly targeted a basketball player from an opposing team with homophobic taunts.
Photos distributed on social media show at least one person holding a sign that read “Stick to Grindr” during Monmouth’s Friday night game against visiting Siena College, The Asbury Park Press reported. . .
Other attendees at the game held up photos allegedly taken from the Siena College player’s dating profile, according to LGBT outlet Queerty. . .
Monmouth University President Patrick Leahy issued a statement condemning the “highly offensive actions.”
“Please be assured that we are working swiftly to gather additional details and to directly address the behavior with those involved,” Leahy said in the statement, which was released on Sunday. (Read more from “Students Taunt Athlete From Rival School With Photos From His Gay Dating Profile: ‘Stick to Grindr’” HERE)