Mike Leach: Mississippi State issues statement on coach’s offensive tweet

Mississippi State said Tuesday that it does not condone head coach Mike Leach’s behavior on Twitter last week.

The school issued a statement saying it was “disappointed” with Leach’s tweet that contained a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose during self-quarantine. 

“No matter the context, for many Americans the image of a noose is never appropriate and that’s particularly true in the South and in Mississippi. Mississippi State University was disappointed in the use of such an image in a tweet by Coach Mike Leach,” Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen said in a statement. “The university is confident that Coach Leach is moving quickly and sincerely past this unintended misstep.”

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