University suspends football players for racist, sexist tweets

Smartphone. (Fotolia)

Smartphone. (Fotolia)

QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:10 AM ET

Members of the Saint Mary's University football team will be suspended from the school for tweeting "messages of hate, racism and sexism," the school announced.

"The comments posted by these individuals are completely inappropriate and unacceptable," the school's vice president academic and research David Gauthier said in a release Monday. "They are inconsistent with our university values and with what we have committed to address."

The Halifax university was forced to re-address their policies after first-year students were caught on camera in September chanting about having non-consensual sex with underage girls, in a video that went viral.

The football players will be suspended once the school conclusively identifies them, the statement said.

The school's student newspaper reported on the tweets Monday, which included comments like "No means yes and yes means anal," as well as calling other Twitter users "b----" and "f--."

Some of the offensive tweets that led to suspension of some players, as reported by UNews:

Tansley tweeted about the situation on Monday, adding:

Two other players who reportedly tweeted sexist, racist, and homophobic remarks have deleted their accounts, while another has changed his account to private.


Videos

Photos