In the wake of failing to win his team’s season opener despite holding a 34-point advantage in the third quarter, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has been on the receiving end of a fair amount of criticism from analysts and critics alike.
When things are not going well for a football coach, there are times when some poor delusional fan with no sense of mind will mail a derogatory and demeaning letter to the coach, which is nothing more than a pitiful intimidation effort by some loser who thinks he can have his way and force a coach he doesn’t like out of his job.
This week, in the days after Texas A&M blew a sure win at UCLA, Sumlin had a nasty racist letter delivered to his home. His wife, Charlene Sumlin, took to Twitter to let the world know it was not okay at all. After reading the letter, it is impossible not to agree with her.
Be warned, as the letter contains an extreme racial slur.
— charlene sumlin (@courshel) September 7, 2017
This is obviously not okay by any standard, no matter how upset you may be over a football game. Our hearts should go out to anyone who feels the kind of anger over a football game enough so to write such a letter and waste a stamp letting someone know just how sad and pathetic you really are. You have a problem with your team’s performance? Cry about it. Of course, whoever did write this letter probably cried into his Texas A&M pillow long into the early morning hours, not able to comprehend just how pathetic he was in handling this setback in an amateur sport.
It’s one thing for a regent at the university to sound off about his disappointment on Facebook and Twitter. It’s quite another level of pure idiocy and a lack of maturity to stoop so low as to write a letter using such a racist term in it. If you write a letter like this, you should not be considered a fan, because true fans don’t attack with such hate against their own. You’re just a sad soul who is in need of anger management. Your fellow Aggie fans will be there to support you should you need help. But odds are this person will be more likely to stay in hiding, like the coward they are. Did you learn nothing from Remember the Titans?
Kevin Sumlin may be on a hot seat, but the writer of this letter should be permanently removed from associating with the Texas A&M program in any capacity. If he or she won’t remove themself from his allegiance to the Texas A&M Aggies, then the Aggie community should take care of it for them and disown them entirely. There is no room for this kind of rhetoric and hate in any walk of life. Sadly, our country still battles fights like these. Let’s be better than this, sports fans, and people in general.