University addresses offensive tweet

Representatives of Appalachian State University have responded to an offensive tweet that was directed at North Carolina A&T fans during a home football game Sept. 7.

Chancellor Kenneth Peacock and SGA President Dylan Russell co-wrote a letter addressed to N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., and N.C. A&T SGA President Canisha Turner.

“With heavy hearts and the greatest respect for both of you and your colleagues, we write to inform you of the behavior of one of our students who invoked a racial slur in reference to North Carolina A&T students during [the Sept. 7] game,” according to the letter. “This behavior is unacceptable, and we do not want it to damage the valued relationship between our two institutions, nor the friendships we share with members of the North Carolina A&T community.”

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