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Jacory Harris hears from racist fan via Twitter

Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2010 6:43 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well there's one benefit of Randy Shannon no longer allowing his players to use Twitter, they won't have to deal with idiots like the one who directed a racist tweet at quarterback Jacory Harris following the Canes loss to Ohio State. 

Harris says that he received a tweet from a "fan" on Twitter telling him that Miami shouldn't have "a black quarterback" following Harris' four interception performance in the Horseshoe.

"You see some things and you get kind of hurt, because it's your fans that say the things," Harris said. "They're the ones that before the game wrote you some encouraging message. And then after the game tell you that they don't want a black quarterback here. ....I know who they were because it's Twitter."

"It is disheartening," Harris said of the tweet. "It's something you look at and it kind of brings you to tears, but at the same time you know it's just a comment and there will be no steps taken after that.

"That's that person's opinion. It's just something you've got to live with. I don't read them all. There's too many to read. But I just scrolled through and I guess that was the one I picked to read and it was the wrong one."

Harris says he didn't respond to the tweet and that it isn't the first time he's received a racist tweet from somebody, but that he's "not worried about it."  Which is the best route to take in this matter because it doesn't matter what you do, there are always going to be idiots out there, and idiots love to let their opinions be known.

Besides, the Hurricanes have bigger things to deal with right now.  First and foremost rebounding from their loss in Columbus and getting ready for another tough road test against Pitt this weekend.

UPDATE: One of the tweets in question can be read here , though be warned that the language in it isn't exactly pleasant.  Nor intelligent.

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