Less than a week after they were dropped by two of their sponsors for the use of racial slurs, identical twins Kierman and Deven Fagan, 18 have now been suspended by US Ski and Snowboard.
It was reported last week that the US Ski Team freeskiing brothers had been dropped by sponsors Marker, Dalbello, Völkl (MDV), and Douchebags.
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.
– US Ski and Snowboard statement
The boys’ reintroduction to the US Ski Team is dependent on them completing diversity and sensitivity education. Shortly after being dropped by their sponsors, the boys issued a video apology on Instagram.
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The social media posts that began the controversy have since been deleted.
The twins, from Brownfield, Maine, had been selected to represent the US Ski Team this season in Slopestyle / Big Air.