By Xavier Hollway/Asst. Sports Director
FIU’s fall intramural championship football game has been canceled due to the recent suspensions of fraternities Sigma Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The University has decided to suspend four major fraternities due to an accusation by Anthony DeSantis, Vice President of Student Affairs, at a football tailgating event on Homecoming, Oct. 13.
As he was passing through the tailgate, someone hurled a glass bottle that nearly struck him on the side of his head. The VP blamed all fraternities present as he was walking by a crowd of Greeks when the incident occurred.
“In a tailgate that saw zero arrests and zero people taken to the hospital, it is impossible for DeSantis to suspend four major organizations because of ‘health and safety issues'” said Sigma Phi Epsilon’s President and fellow PantherNow writer, Mark Saavedra.
The intramural championship game was set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Riccardo Silva Stadium for a showdown under the lights.
“I’ve waited four years to play in Riccardo Silva,” said Saavedra. “For us to put in so much work and for everything to be taken away by such a nonsensical act by the administration really angers me.