An Appalachian State student-athlete has been suspended after he allegedly made racist comments during a tennis match against North Carolina A&T.
A&T tennis senior John Wilson IV tweeted on Sunday night that Spencer Brown, a member of App. State’s tennis team, made racist remarks and taunted Wilson about his father during their match on Sunday.
Hey #NCAT this is Spencer brown, a tennis player at Appalachian state. During our match today, along with other racist comments, Spencer told me, “At least I know my dad.” Their coach responded by saying, “..we have a black guy on our team.”
Black twitter, do ya thing. pic.twitter.com/ZRN61zCU2n
— John Wilson IV (@jpheze) January 29, 2018
App State announced on Monday that an unnamed student-athlete had been suspended following the tennis match for using language that was derogatory and offensive.
Statement from App State Athletics: pic.twitter.com/pvDw3SveyV
— App State Athletics (@appstatesports) January 29, 2018
Coincidently, App State’s next matchup is against North Carolina Central on Feb. 2.
WIlson, who is also A&T’s senior class president, says he’s always dealt with this type of taunting from opponents.