Following North Carolina’s 91-87 win over Duke on Saturday night, UNC basketball players Day’Ron Sharpe and Armando Bacot were recorded partying without masks — via a video obtained by The Daily Tar Heel.
In an 11-second video — which was posted to Snapchat between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. — Sharpe and Bacot are seen at a gathering, dancing and listening to music. Obviously, in non-COVID times, something like this would be completely harmless; however, that’s unfortunately not the case in 2021.
Video obtained by the DTH shows UNC men's basketball players Armando Bacot and Day'Ron Sharpe maskless and partying alongside at least seven others, celebrating a win over Duke on Saturday night.
No in the video appears to be wearing a mask.https://t.co/TqEGYboQpW
— The Daily Tar Heel (@dailytarheel) February 8, 2021
Earlier that night, following the win at Duke, hundreds of UNC fans rushed Franklin Street; some wore masks, others did not. UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz stated that the university would look to punish those who violated the COVID-19 protocols.
The university started classes again on Monday, Feb. 8.
According to the DTH’s report, a university spokesperson told the paper that it was looking into the matter and planned to speak with both players.
UNC basketball is back in action Monday night (Feb. 8); the Tar Heels are set to host Miami.