MSU Coach in Hot Water over Lynching Tweet

STARKVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — New Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach had to apologize for a tweet he passed along last week that many considered in bad taste given the sensitivity around the subject of lynching in Mississippi, and the South. On Wednesday night Leach tweeted a picture depicting an elderly woman knitting, according to the Clarion-Ledger newspaper. The caption read, “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf…”, but the picture showed her knitting a noose with the hangman’s knot already tied. Leach’s tweet had more than 4,000 likes on Thursday morning, but several MSU players responded to the post with face-palm and raised-eyebrow emojis and a profane acronym.


7 Comments on "MSU Coach in Hot Water over Lynching Tweet"

  1. Avatar Rob from starkvegas | April 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm | Reply

    My god it was a tongue-in-cheek cartoon, get over it! Overly sensitive and politically correct is over rated. If was a joke cartoon that many find funny it had nothing to do with lynching, if there was a gallows in history he background and she was in western attire would there be such an uproar? I think not!

  2. Wasn’t even a lynching tweet …. geezzzz stir the pot much ?

  3. Prettiest thing of the day!! has nothing to do with racism or any other thing for people to get their poor panties upset about. Takes a real tit to find this upsetting.

  4. Delta daily news is getting ridiculous

  5. Im a black woman that dont play about anything with those words ..he didnt say nothing it was a photo and had no indication of racism at all so if you gone post something write the full thing up their and stop starting mess with this mans name

  6. Lord I shared that meme too! Now I’m gonna burn in hell!

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