In an ideal world, sportsmanship would be expected just as much of the fans as it is of the players ("Terps' Vasquez answers insults," Feb. 13). And in an institute of higher learning, one would expect even a little more from the fans. Unfortunately, University of Maryland's star guard Greivis Vasquez continues to endure racially-tinged taunts and jibes.
If, indeed, many a truth is said in jest, then the implications of these jeers may reflect a xenophobic undercurrent that seems to be plaguing society, especially in the aftermath of 9/11. Fortunately, in the face of such adversity, Mr. Vasquez perseveres with composure and aplomb.