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Ole Miss football players shout homophobic slurs during “Laramie Project” performance

Nearly 15 years, almost to the day, after Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured and abandoned to die while tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyo., a group of football players from the University of Mississippi attended a performance of "The Laramie Project" and shouted "fag" and other homophobic slurs at the student performers retelling the events surrounding Shepard's tragic death.

According to a report from the Daily Mississippian, the Ole Miss athletes were at the performance in order to get credit for a theater course, and, apparently, did not want to be there. So they began heckling the performers, yelling "fag" and harassing them about their body size and perceived sexual orientations in an effort to pass the time.

The Daily Mississippian reports:

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