Two female student allegedly wore body paint as shirts and the University of Utah is investigating.
The fans attended the Utes game with Southern Utah University at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday.
Pictures show the women had body paint on to depict tank tops.
University of Utah spokesman Christopher Nelson told Deseret News the students could for “potential noncriminal sanctions.”
According to a statement from the university, “After two women attended the game topless and wearing body paint on their torsos, a female officer asked them to put on their shirts. They complied with the request.”
One fan, YouTube influencer Melea Johnson, posted on Instagram that security personnel allowed “2 TOPLESS GIRLS” to enter the stadium gate. The “security guards just stared and let them walk by … no one did anything. Is this literally what our world is coming to?”
#BREAKING: Photos of the women who the @UUtah says were topless at @Utah_Football. Photo credit from a fan tailgating before the game, who said the women posed with her when they saw her taking photos. More on @kslnewsradio and from @KSLSharaPark on @KSL5TV today pic.twitter.com/7oxbeKiZJo— Lindsay Aerts (@LindsayOnAir) September 12, 2022
Johnson told the Deseret News she and her husband saw the girls as they were approaching the same stadium entrance and tried to shield their children. She added the paint on the young women’s backs was applied in a “very haphazard” manner.
“When they turned to the side, I could see a nipple, so I don’t know if these pasties they’re claiming they had were see-through or not going on right or I have no idea. All I know is that my issue with this and why I created such a stink about it is because it involves children and it happened in front of my children and other people’s children. It’s against the law, and nothing was done,” she said.
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.
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