Mike Leach apologizes for ‘offensive’ tweet that included image of noose

Mike Leach frequently posts unusual memes on his Twitter account, however his tweet Wednesday made a lot of people upset.

The first- year Mississippi State coach tweeted out a meme concerning the coronavirus quarantine. The meme revealed a black- and-white image of a female knitting a noose with the caption: “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf.”


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Leach’s own Mississippi State players appeared troubled by thetweet Erroll Thompson, who was a team captain in 2019, reacted with a believing face emoji (prior to erasing it). Defensive lineman Fabien Lovett and defensive end Kobe Jones responded to Leach’s tweets with “WTF” and “he tripping.”

Margaret A. Hagerman, a teacher at Mississippi State (who has actually given that entered into a private Twitter account), discussed why the tweet was problematic.

From the Clarion-Ledger:

Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant teacher of sociology at MSU who got a Ph.D from Emory University in 2014, was much more extensive in her reaction to Leach’s tweet.

She stated “lynching ‘jokes’ are incredibly offensive anywhere” and “especially in Mississippi.” She likewise recommended that Leach erase the tweet and check out The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to learn more about “this brutal history.”

Leach ultimately erased the tweet and provided an apology the next day.

If my option of images in my tweets were discovered offensive,

I genuinely are sorry for. I had no objective of upseting anybody.

— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) April 2,2020

This isn’t the first time Leach has actually drawn criticism for something he’s posted toTwitter In February he wound up erasing tweets he sent out about Mitt Romney. In 2018 he tweeted a phony video of President Barack Obama that U.S.A. Today reports expense his school $ 1.6 million.

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