Longhorn Kicked Off Team For Racist Comment
Total Pro Sports – After all that has gone on with Caitlin Davis the ex New England Patriots Cheerleader this week. Do you think people would realize that FACEBOOK and any other social networking site on the net is not the place to put things if your in the public eye?……………..I guess Not.
For the second time in one week a public figure has been reprimanded for something that was found on the net. This time Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Buck Burnette posted an update on social network “FaceBooked”, otherwise known as Facebook, that was just a little racist.
The comment on Facebook, was posted just after the Presidential election was won by Barack Obama. Who if you didn’t know was elected the first African American President of the United States Of America. The racist comment read,
“all the hunters gather up, we have a #$%&er in the whitehouse”
Soon after this was posted, word hit head coach Mack Brown who immediately kicked Buck Burnette off the team. Before removing his facebook profile, Buck Burnette posted this apology to anyone his comment offended.
“Clearly I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on facebook in the light of the election. I’m not racist and apologize for offending you. I grew up on a ranch in a small town where that was a real thing and I need to grow up. I sincerely am sorry for being ignorant in thinking that it would be ok to write that publicly and apologize to you in particular. I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I don’t even believe in. Once again, I sincerely apologize.”
When will people learn that social networks on the net can be the devil for some. If you are famous or in someway the public eye, we recommend not signing up for any of these networks. What more can they do then just cause you harm as Caitlin Davis and Buck Burnette are now learning.