And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don’t use sites like Facebook if you’re in the public eye; people might learn how you really think and not like it. Case in point: Texas Longhorns sophomore offensive lineman Buck Burnette just got booted from the team after posting a Facebook update that was just a tad bit racist.
(Bad Buck, pictured on the right, won out this time.)
Following Barack Obama’s election Tuesday night, Burnette signed onto the networking site to air his many grievances about the state of our country and posted the following as his update:
“all the hunters gather up, we have a #$%&er in the whitehouse”
Forget for a moment about horrible grammar (those of us who are Facebook-inclined know the final result would read something like “Buck is all the hunter gather up …”), but the whole “hunters lynching a black man” motif alone was enough to get him kicked off the team for a “violation of team rules”.
As you can imagine, Buck had already issued his apology.
THE WORLD OF ISAAC has Buck’s formal apology:
Clearly I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on facebook in the light of the election. Im not racist and apologize for offending you. I grew up on a ranch in a small town where that was a real thing and I need to grow up. I sincerely am sorry for being ignorant in thinking that it would be ok to write that publicly and apologize to you in particular. I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I dont even believe in. Once again, I sincerely apologize.
Seems sincere enough, but him getting kicked off the team is probably for the best. Not only can Burnette be made an example of, letting the rest of the redneck contingent on college football teams know that general racism isn’t going to be tolerated, but let’s be honest, the dude was a backup center. His future was not in football. No time to start cracking those books like the present.