Editor’s note: This article contains social media posts that some may find offensive.
Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., has expelled a student from the school after he made a racist social media post in which he described black NFL players with the n-word and said that they need a “bullet in their head,” The Tennessean reports.
According to the report, the Snapchat post went viral Monday morning after screenshots started circulating on other social media, including Facebook and Twitter. The Snapchat post, made by user juswoodard97, showed black players from the Philadelphia Eagles raising their fists during the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality and racism. Text in the Snapchat read, “Piece of [s–t n–gers]. Every one of them needs a damn bullet in their head. If you don’t like this country get the hell out.”
On Monday morning, Belmont issued a statement confirming that the post came from a freshman student before then announcing that “the person involved is no longer a student at Belmont.”
“We reject comments rooted in racism or bigotry. This is not free speech—this is hate speech,” the first statement read. “As a Christian institution, it is our goal to build a diverse and inclusive community where all members feel accepted, safe and valued.”
According to The Tennessean, the former student was not formally identified by the university.
Read more at The Tennessean.