JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.
The outspoken coach on Wednesday night tweeted a picture depicting an elderly woman with knitting sticks in her hand, the
in Jackson, Mississippi, reported. The caption read, “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf...”, but the picture showed her knitting a noose with the hangman’s knot already tied, the newspaper reported.
Leach’s tweet had more than 4,000 likes on Thursday morning, the newspaper said. But several MSU players responded to the post with face-palm and raised-eyebrow emojis and a profane acronym, the newspaper reported. Mississippi State assistant sociology professor and author Margaret A. Hagerman chastised Leach and wrote that lynching jokes are incredibly offensive anywhere and “especially in Mississippi.”
Leach deleted the tweet sometime Thursday morning, according to the newspaper. He
that read: “I sincerely regret if my choice of images in my tweets were found offensive. I had no intention of offending anyone.”
The 59-year-old Leach was
to replace Joe Moorhead after coaching at Washington State for eight seasons. Before that, Leach was Texas Tech's coach from 2000-09.
---
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Live nascar racing on Sun, May 2020 by armyranger
Newsletters For The Week Of 5/15/20 on Sat, May 2020 by Shazman
Anypne betting sims? on Thu, May 2020 by danshan11
Hangin on Thu, May 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NCAAF Headlines

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail Updated Heisman Odds Despite a current sports lull, it’s never to soon to look ahead to football season. Which college football star will come away with the 2020 Heisman Trophy?
Thumbnail Tua Tagovailoa Draft Prop Odds Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had his four-month scans on his dislocated hip and they were, “very good with no concerns.” With that, which team has the best odds...