Racial insensitivity during any year can get you in a lot of trouble, but it is even less tolerated during the current climate in the country that is trying to get police reform following the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others at the hands of police.
Over the weekend, Utah State head coach Gary Andersen and athletic director John Hartwell were alerted to some disgusting and racist messages from the snapchat account of one of their players.
The program announced that Utah State offensive tackle Ty Shaw has been suspended for the below messages:
“Honestly I don’t really care to educate myself on (expletive) that doesn’t matter. Y’all have months dedicated to ur oppressed asses and still so greedy to have more purely cause history didn’t treat ur ancestors right. Y’all think ur above everyone else now but acting like you don’t have (expletive). Crazy how y’all people think.”
“We have been made aware of inappropriate racial comments made by a current student-athlete on our football team,” the statement said. “This will not be tolerated and we have suspended the individual immediately, and – pending an investigation – will take appropriate action.”
What makes this even crazier is that he blocked last year for Jordan Love, a Black QB who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Not to mention, the many Black players who remain on the team that he will have to answer to when he gets back.