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“You stupid f***ing c***, learn how to hold onto the ball,” another message said. “You get paid millions and can’t do s***. … Move your black a** back to Boise and start selling cars or some s*** you slow, useless n*****. “If you decide that’s not for you, kill yourself. God knows yo black a** dumber than s*** so you can’t do anything with common knowledge.” Mattison said that over 60 people sent him similarly hateful messages. “Under my helmet, I am a human.. a father.. a son. This is sick,” Mattison said. The vile remarks came after a game in which the Vikings played rather sloppily en route to an 0-2 record. The team lost four fumbles, including by quarterback Kirk Cousins and superstar receiver Justin Jefferson. Mattison was also credited with a fumble, and had a second one called back due to a penalty: NFL came to the defense of Mattison and condemned the messages.
This is truly disgusting and shameful.After the #Eagles game, #Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was called the N-word, was told he should commit suicide and was told a number of other racist terms in his DMs by “fans”, he shared on Instagram. This is what some athletes face every… pic.twitter.com/mKfR8tkTw4 — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 15, 2023
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We are sickened by the hatred and racial slurs directed toward Alexander Mattison following last night’s game. pic.twitter.com/cdCRbxipr6— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 15, 2023