A Pac-12 logo at Allegiant Stadium before the Oregon-Utah conference championship game in 2021.

Two body-painted women caused a kerfuffle last weekend in Salt Lake City when the duo attended the University of Utah’s football 73-7 win over Southern Utah.

Utah spokesperson Christopher Nelson told Brian Mullahy of local CBS affiliate KUTV that the two half-naked women, who wore body paint over their chests instead of baring outright skin, put on their shirts when asked by two female police officers.

As per Mullahy’s piece, Nelson also spoke with Keith Squires, Utah’s Chief Safety officer, who said detectives will “follow up this week to screen for any personal charges.” University police confirmed that it’s an active investigation.

The potential trouble for these women doesn’t stop with police, either. Nelson said the women will also be “referred to the Dean of Students for possible (non-criminal) sanctions.”

Earlier this month, Utah’s president and athletic director wrote a letter to football ticket holders saying “unsafe or inappropriate conduct could lead to losing “all privileges and access for future University of Utah events.”

Much of the anger online about the incident seems to come from a single woman on TikTok, as highlighted by Spencer Hall of Channel 6 News and The Shutdown Fullcast:

That tweet got quite the response itself. Some of that:

And Hall added a notable follow-up himself:

We’ll see if anything more comes of this.

[KUTV; photo of a Pac-12 logo before the 2021 Utah-Oregon conference championship game from  Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports]

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