LSU Admits ‘Mistake’ in Wording of Sideline Promotion that Excluded Women

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Officials at Louisiana State University are taking heat after the wording on a sports promo seemed to exclude women.

LSU Football put out a tweet advertising its auction to promote the upcoming season opener against Georgia Southern. The campaign was set to sell a pre-game meal as well as a breakfast, and sideline passes. But the restrictions section read, “Females are able to participate in all activities leading up to the game Sideline passes excluded.”

The choice of language caused some controversy and the school soon put out an apology, Sporting News reported.

“We made a mistake and it’s been corrected. Everyone is welcome to participate in the contest,” LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson wrote on Twitter.

Several Twitter users pounced on the school for the exclusionary language toward females.

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