‘Hateful’ tweet about Stacey Abrams costs university football coach his job (subscription)

By: | January 8, 2021

An assistant football coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga lost his job after smearing Stacey Abrams and the state of Georgia in a tweet that perpetuated unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, university officials said.

“That tweet was hateful, hurtful and untrue,” Steven R. Angle, the university’s chancellor, said in a video posted  by the university on YouTube. “Coach Malone is no longer a part of this university.”

Mr. Angle said that Mr. Malone failed to meet the expectations of university faculty and staff to lead in way that maintains a respectful and tolerant campus environment.

Read more from The New York Times.

Scroll down for more from UB