Down
enlarge
LSU AD apologizes to Alabama, Saban for fans' profane chants
1:07 | College Football
LSU AD apologizes to Alabama, Saban for fans' profane chants
Tuesday November 11th, 2014

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva apologized for fans' behavior at Tiger Stadium late in the Tigers’ 20-13 overtime loss to Alabama on Saturday.

A small group in LSU’s student section started with the chants of “F— you, Saban,” directed at Alabama coach Nick Saban. The chants, which occurred during the overtime period while LSU trainers were attending to an injured player on the field, could clearly be heard on the CBS broadcast of the game.

College Football
Could playoff selection committee have style bias? Punt, Pass & Pork

Saban coached LSU from 2000-04, leading them to the 2003 BCS Championship.

"I'd like to once again thank our fans for their incredible support of our team in last Saturday's game with Alabama,” Alleva said in a letter published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “The Tigers played with tremendous heart and passion, and our fans played a huge role in inspiring a performance of which we can all be very proud.”

Alleva said he was sorry that “such crude behavior occurred in Tiger Stadium, because that is the antithesis of what we represent at LSU,” and will make sure if it occurs in the future those identified who act in that manner will not allowed to attend games in the future.

No. 20 LSU (7-3, 3-3 SEC) travels to Arkansas (4-5, 0-5 SEC) on Saturday.

- Scooby Axson 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.