The University of Alabama has suspended a student who allegedly launched on a racially tinged tirade on social media.
According to the Crimson White, the student in question, Ryan Parish was suspended after an investigation by the university.
Here are the comments he made in a Facebook message exchange:
— J. Commander (@JCOM42) October 5, 2016
It appears that Parish’s tirade was prompted by the fact that some Alabama student chose to sit during the playing of the national anthem at last Saturday’s Crimson Tide home football game.
According to WIAT, Parish released a statement after his comments became public:
“I’m absolutely torn and saddened. I apologize so much for what I said. I know an apology isn’t enough but I’ll do what I can to make up for it. I love every student here. I made a TERRIBLE mistake and I can’t apologize enough. I’m sorry students of Alabama. I am not that type of person.”
Parish also seems to have made a public post on a ticket exchange Facebook page where a story about the student protest of the national anthem was posted.
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Cover Photo Credit: Ryan Parish (Facebook/Raw Story)