Those SEC are really something, huh? To the people who still wonder how Donald Trump got elected, it’s because of people like this.
Kevin Sumlin, head coach of Texas A&M’s football team, came into the season squarely on the hot seat, and that was BEFORE his Aggies blew a 34-point lead at UCLA in the season opener. So while questions about his job security are certainly warranted, actions like this one are not, no matter the circumstances.
Charlene Sumlin, Kevin’s wife, took to Twitter to share the despicable racist hate mail that her husband received following their week one defeat. She wrote in the tweet: “People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is ok. And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it? #orelseWHAT?”
As for the letter itself, it read:
“You suck as a coach! You’re a n***er and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else.”
The letter contained a return address that corresponds to Houston Country Club, in Houston. One of Sumlin’s daughters, Shelby — a current student at Texas A&M — later commented on the photo, tweeting: “Imagine being a kid & reading this bs abt your dad. Things ‘fans’ say gets taken personal by more than just the coach. Humanity isn’t hard.”
Kevin Sumlin has faced heavy criticism since Texas A&M’s season-opening loss Sunday at UCLA, in which the Aggies blew a 34-point, third-quarter lead. Texas A&M regent Tony Buzbee called for Sumlin’s immediate dismissal in a Facebook post he published shortly after the game.
On Tuesday, Sumlin acknowledged the frustration both within and outside the program, but added, “I’m not in the business of really paying attention to anything outside this program, or comments good or bad. My focus is on what we can do to be better. I don’t really have time to get involved in things that are said about the program or about me.”