The College of Southern California stripped a football booster of season tickets and privileges on Monday after she reportedly despatched out “abhorrent and blatantly racist tweets” over the weekend.
USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn issued a press release on Twitter saying that this system could be severing ties with a member of the Trojan Athletic Fund after being made conscious of the person’s current messages on social media.
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“Last night we were made aware of abhorrent and blatantly racist tweets from an individual who identified as a USC Football Booster,” Bohn stated in a statement. “Following an immediate investigation into the matter, we informed the individual that their season ticket and Trojan Athletic Fund membership privileges have been revoked and their payments will be promptly returned. Their account has been flagged in our system to prevent future purchases.”
Whereas the girl was not instantly recognized by the college, a number of media retailers have recognized her as Marla Brown. Her Twitter bio describes her because the “LAPD Union attorney, public sector labor and employment attorney, USC alum…”
Screenshots of the tweets Brown reportedly despatched out included encouraging violence towards protesters.
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The account, which has since been deactivated, included a profile image of Brown with former USC vast receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who was lately drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
“If you truly believe the things you have said, I politely ask you to take me out of your profile picture,” Pittman wrote on Twitter. “This is disappointing, I know my true Trojan family would never. In times like this, it is important for us to stand together.”
In accordance with Sporting News, Brown apologized to Pittman for her tweets, saying they had been “made in a fit of anger at circumstances in general.”
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“It was a stupid thing to say,” she continued. “And wasn’t directed at anyone’s race. Just upset at all the destruction.”