Football Fans Send Racist Tweets as Obama Consoles the Nation

Football Fans Send Racist Tweets As Obama Consoles the Nation

Football Fans Send Racist Tweets as Obama Consoles the Nation

Angered that Sunday night's game was pre-empted, racist football fans tweet against President Obama as he speaks in Newtown.

Published December 17, 2012

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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Written by Joyce Jones

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