Recently, after clips of the Fagan twins Deven and Kiernan using racial slurs surfaced, two of their largest sponsors, MDV and Douchebags, made the decision to drop them from their teams. U.S. Ski and Snowboard has now followed suit, indefinitely suspending the two brothers from the team, organization, and sanctioned events.
The following is the full statement from U.S. Ski and Snowboard:
"U.S. Ski & Snowboard does not condone acts of violence, underage drinking, or discriminatory language or actions that criticize, ridicule or otherwise disparage another individual’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or age. U.S. Ski & Snowboard recently became aware of content that portrays Deven and Kiernan Fagan behaving in a way that is in violation of U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Athlete Agreement and Code of Conduct. Effective immediately, Deven and Kiernan will be subject to a formal, indefinite suspension. Kiernan and Deven’s return to U.S. Ski & Snowboard sanctioned activities is reliant upon completing diversity and sensitivity education. U.S. Ski & Snowboard will work closely with Kiernan and Deven in the coming months to evaluate their progress and team status."
Following sponsors cutting ties and community backlash, the eighteen-year-old Fagan brothers posted an apology to their Instagram. That can be found here.