OT: Letter to Kevin Sumlin after A&M's Loss to UCLA

Submitted by FauxMo on September 8th, 2017 at 9:25 AM

There are idiots like this in every fan base, I know. I even recall some of the horribly racist letters the Fab Five received from so-called "Michigan fans." But this is pretty over the top, both racist and threatening violence. Here is the content of the letter, editing out the obvious worst part:

“You suck as a coach! You’re a n—– and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/09/08/wife-of-te…

Hey folks, we all love football. But it's a game, played by kids young men. Let's cut this shit out. 

 

Comments

ijohnb

September 8th, 2017 at 9:36 AM ^

they are tweeners.  They may look a little bit more like grown men than your average college student but some of them probably still have a Lego set or two still assembled in their dorm rooms.  The law might have said I was a grown man when I was in college but I sure still felt like a kid at the time.

FauxMo

September 8th, 2017 at 9:39 AM ^

I changed it to "young men." While not vital to the point of the post, some of these kids are fully developed emotionally, mentally and physically, while others are not. I've known 18 year olds more mature than some adults, and I've known 18 year olds who still needed a decade to even approach "grown man" status... 

HHW

September 8th, 2017 at 9:43 AM ^

Former military here and as the Marine's letter alluded to last week.  There are 18-22 year old men and women fighting and dying, so I have a hard time classifying college students as kids. Just annoying to me.  My college age "kids" aren't thrilled with my opinion either!  

FauxMo

September 8th, 2017 at 9:49 AM ^

Very fair. Your opinion may be a little one-sided though. Military folks are, by necessity, some of the most "grown-up," mature people on Earth for their age, by necessity. Hang out with some random college age 22 year olds sometimes. They aren't that mature ;-) 

wolverine1987

September 8th, 2017 at 9:33 AM ^

On the one hand my reaction is "why even post this?" It's not about Michigan and what's to be gained by it? It doesn't shed any new light on anything or bring us something we were not aware of already. On the other hand, I suppose it's slightly newsworthy....

FauxMo

September 8th, 2017 at 9:45 AM ^

I found this relevant to college football as a whole. It never ceases to amaze me that a sport with such a massive proportion of African-American players has rabid fans that revert to racism so quickly. Um, hey dumbass racist dude, that team you were cheering wildly for last weekend, and whose coach you just called a N*****, is 75% African-American. 

Everyone Murders

September 8th, 2017 at 10:34 AM ^

Better yet, out them and confront them in a situation where they could not hide behind their envelope or their computer screen.  Preferably with Coach Sumlin and a couple of his players (of various races) in the room.

It would be quite a teaching moment and no violence would be necessary at all.  Just calmly attack each premise of his hateful idiocy.  "Explain to us about your racial superiority.  Also, now that we're face to face, would you like to call me any racist names or threaten me?  "Why is it that you did not sign your letter - seems like abject cowardice to us, but explain to us why it isn't."  Etc.

 

Madonna

September 9th, 2017 at 2:21 AM ^

Really sick that a post calling for physical violence against someone gets so many up votes.

Since I see the OP dragging in politics, a PSA: if it involves physically assaulting someone because of their opinion, however ugly, it's not liberalism, it's vigilantism (like the mentality that led to lynchings).

I'm Korean, not white, before people play that card.

EGD

September 8th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

I hope the Jim Hermann making dumb comments in the Twitter thread is not the same Jim Hermann who was formerly a Michigan D.C.  It doesn't look like him, but maybe if he's 15 years older and shaved his mustache...

FauxMo

September 8th, 2017 at 9:47 AM ^

Hahahahahaha, yup, false flag. Racism is all gone, this never happens, it's only used to produce sympathy so the liberal left can defend affirmative action programs and eventually replace all white people with brown people in the new global world order. 

P.S. Hurricane Irma doesn't really exist. It's just a ploy to send bottled water...