Racist White tennis player to Black opponent: ‘At least I know my dad’
A tennis match between North Carolina A&T State University and Appalachian State University has been marred by racism.
The tennis match between John Wilson of North Carolina A&T State University and Spencer Brown of Appalachian State University took place on Jan. 27, according to Winston-Salem Journal.
During the match, Brown used racially charged language against Spencer. Brown went to social media to share his story by tweeting a photo of Brown with the caption, “This is Spencer Brown, a tennis player at Appalachian State. During our match today, along with racist comments, Spencer told me, ‘At least I know my dad.’”
Wilson also tweeted that the coach for Appalachian State University said, “We have a Black guy on our team.”
The following day, officials at Appalachian State issued a statement saying that Brown was suspended for making the racially-charged comments.
The coach, Bob Lake, is being investigated on the comment, “we have a Black guy on our team.”
Wilson said that he has yet to receive an apology, but he’s glad that Brown was suspended for his actions.