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10.22.2012

canadian football player suspended for racist tweet



News from the world of Canadian football... Last week, B.C. Lions' defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell was suspended for derogatory racial remarks he made on Twitter while commenting on the U.S. presidential debate: B.C. Lions' Khalif Mitchell fined by CFL, benched for Eskimos game after 'unacceptable' racial Twitter comments.

In case you can't read that tweet above, it says:
My Teamate said who I think Won the debate. I said the American Ppl. Cause if they watched carefully BOTH OF THEM Hide Money with the Chinks
"Hide Money with the Chinks"? Charming. First of all, that's racist! Second, perhaps Khalif Mitchell should rethink the whole professional football thing. He's clearly demonstrated he has an astute mind for political analysis.

Mitchell was fined an undisclosed amount by the CFL and forced to sit out Friday's game against the Edmonton Eskimos for violating the league's social media policy. He has since apologized for using the word, claiming he didn't know it was offensive. That is some kind of bullshit.

More here: Lions' Khalif Mitchell fined, will sit out due to offensive tweet.