A third string, walk-on snapper at the University of North Alabama tweeted a racist comment about Pres. Barack Obama Sunday, resulting in his release from the football team.
As Obama addressed the country to express his condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Bradley Patterson took to Twitter to express his anger over the pre-empted 49ers - Patriots football game, tweeting: "Take that (N-word) off the tv, we wanna watch football!"
Immediately following the tweet, Deadspin.com posted an article chronicling the various tweets bashing the president for interrupting football and other television programs.
This tweet led to its poster being kicked off the football team.
A link to the article made its way to Mark Linder, Athletic Director at UNA who responded by tweeting:
"Thx 2 everyone who brought to our attention. @UNAAthletics does not condone. He is no longer a member of the team."
According to TimesDaily.com, Patterson violated the school's social media policy, which requires any student athlete who posts on social media sites to maintain a certain level of professionalism and respect while representing UNA.
Patterson has since deleted his Twitter account.