College Football Coach Fired For Racist Stacey Abrams Tweet
Written by Black Voices on January 7, 2021
The College of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired assistant soccer coach Chris Malone on Thursday for a extremely offensive message he tweeted at Georgia politician Stacey Abrams, ESPN reported.
Malone posted the racist missive to Abrams after Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock received their U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia in opposition to Republican incumbents. Abrams has fought in opposition to voter suppression and endorsed the 2 males.
“Congratulations to the state GA and Fats Albert @staceyabrams as a result of you’ve actually proven America the true works of dishonest in an election, once more!!!” Malone wrote, per a Chattanooga Holler screenshot of the submit earlier than it was deleted. He seemed to be referring to a false and racist conspiracy idea pushed by Republicans that Abrams helped Democrats cheat within the 2020 election.
Abrams, the previous Democratic chief within the Georgia Home of Representatives who misplaced to Republican Brian Kemp in a 2018 bid to turn out to be the nation’s first Black feminine governor, didn’t instantly reply to a HuffPost request for remark via her voting rights group, Honest Battle.
Head coach Rusty Wright mentioned Malone’s remark was “unacceptable” and Athletic Director Mark Wharton referred to as it “appalling” in statements posted to Twitter.
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