The wife of Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin took to Twitter on Thursday to share a racist and threatening letter that was sent to her husband, in the wake of a season-opening loss to UCLA. Charlene Sumlin asked “how any part of this” was okay, and she noted that one of her children could have opened the letter.
“You suck as a coach!” the letter said. “You’re a n—– and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else.”
Some noted that the letter, which apparently came from an unnamed sender, had as its return address the location of the Houston Country Club. Meanwhile, its contents drew widespread condemnation online, as well as from university and conference officials.
— charlene sumlin (@courshel) September 7, 2017
“Earlier this evening, we became aware of a letter of unknown origin that was sent to the Sumlin family home,” said Texas A&M President Michael Young and Director of Athletics Scott Woodward in a joint statement. “We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter.
“There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community. On behalf of all Aggies, our thoughts are with Coach Sumlin and his family, and we will do all that we can to ensure their safety.
“We are working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice. We stand with the Sumlins and will not accept this inexcusable act of hate.”
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SOURCE: The Washington Post, Des Bieler