MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Earlier today, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins got into some major trouble when he referred to Xavier fans as “Catholic f**s” on live radio. The incident has become national news and many are reacting obviously negatively about the slur.
Chris Seelbach, the former President of Cincinnati’s City Council, issued a statement on his personal Twitter account, calling out Huggins. Seelbach had the following to say to Huggins: “40% of LGBTQ+ youth seriously consider suicide because of this backward nonsense. I’m a Xavier graduate. I’m Catholic. I’m gay. Hey, Coach Huggs, how about a meeting between you, me and some other “Catholic f**s?”
Huggins issued a public apology, saying that he was “embarrassed”, “ashamed” and “heartbroken” about the incident and will accept any punishment that comes his way for it.
40% of LGBTQ+ youth seriously consider suicide because of this backward nonsense.
I'm a Xavier graduate. I'm Catholic. I'm gay.
Hey @CoachHuggs, how about a meeting between you, me, and some other "Catholic fags"?
Do you have the courage?
— Chris Seelbach (he/him) (@ChrisSeelbach) May 8, 2023