Racist Texas A&M “fan” Threatens Its Black Coach After Season-opening Loss
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/15/2017, 7:55 a.m.
After Texas A&M University’s football team blew a 34-point lead in a brutal loss to UCLA last weekend, team coach Kevin Sumlin, an African-American, received racist hate mail from the school’s fanbase, ESPN reports. One particularly threatening letter read, “You suck as a coach! You’re a n*er and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else,” and listed the Houston Country Club, in Houston, Texas as a return address. Sumlin’s wife, Charlene Sumlin, posted at least some of this hate mail via her Twitter account saying, “People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is ok. And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it? #orelseWHAT?” Sumlin has felt a wrath of criticism in the wake of the devastating, season-opening loss. But the coach has remained positive and hasn’t focused on the outside noise.