Football Fans Send Racist Tweets as Obama Consoles the Nation

The angry fans wanted to watch the game, not Obama's address to mourners in Newtown.

Posted: 12/17/2012 10:28 AM EST
Football Fans Send Racist Tweets As Obama Consoles the Nation

They never learn. A University of North Alabama football player has been kicked off the team for tweeting a racist rant against President Obama Sunday night. Bradley Peterson was upset that NBC had pre-empted Sunday Night Football to air President Obama's speech at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

"Take that n****r off the TV, we wanna watch some football!" he wrote.

In response, athletic director Mark Linder, sent a tweet thanking users for bringing attention to the tweet. "@UNAAthletics does not condone. He is no longer a member of the team," he tweeted.

Sadly, Peterson wasn't the only football fan posting profane and racist messages, Mashable reports.

"Obama you stupid sand n****r get off my tv. Your just making the families hurt and miss their kids more and I want to watch football," was one of several posted.

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