‘Take that n-word off the TV, we wanna watch football!’: Twitter community erupts to Obama’s NFL preemption

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers feels the pressure of Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers feels the pressure of Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Last night’s Sunday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots was interrupted in the first quarter by President Barack Obama giving a speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Football fans did not appreciate the interruption and instead erupted in numerous racist and offensive tweets on Twitter.

One Division II, University of North Alabama player tweeted, “Take that ni**er off the tv, we wanna watch football!”

Later in the evening, UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder tweeted that this player was no longer a part of the team.

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“Thx 2 everyone who brought the inappropriate tweet to our attention. @UNAAthletics does not condone. He is no longer a member of the team,” Linder tweeted.

Below are some additional tweets from Twitter during President Obama’s speech:

Take that n word off the TV, we wanna watch football!: Twitter community erupts to Obamas NFL preemption news tweets3

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