A college football player in Alabama has been kicked off his school’s team after a racist tweet concerning President Barack Obama came to the attention of school officials.
Bradley Patterson, a walk-on long snapper at the University of North Alabama, was dismissed from his team last night after tweeting a rather crude statement that expressed his desire to watch football instead of Obama’s national address to the victims and families involved in Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Patterson was apparently displeased with the fact that Obama’s address was butting into coverage of Sunday night’s showdown between the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers and chose to voice his opinions publicly.
“Take that n****r off the tv, we wanna watch football!” he tweeted.
Though the tweet was deleted shortly after it went out, news of its posting quickly came to the attention of UNA athletic director Mark Linder, who announced Sunday night that Patterson had been kicked off the UNA squad.
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Patterson, who tweeted under the handle 2A_HogOfTheYear, has since deleted his account and has no presence on the site.
Correction: An earlier version of this article used a Facebook photo of a man named Bradley Patterson who was not actually the Bradley Patterson who posted the tweet. The Daily Dot regrets the error and has removed the photo from the story.
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