Unless I am drastically underestimating the state of race relations in 2017, I think we can all agree that the person who penned a 1960's-style threat to an underperforming college football coach is the lowest form of human kind. We are talking about the type of disgusting, pathetic piece of shit that represents everything that is wrong with sports fandom. Like, if Karma had any sense of direction then it would immediately come his way like a moth to a flame, and I say that while suspecting that he's already living a pretty unfulfilling life.
Still, this bigoted douchebag's decision to use a wildly inefficient form of communication to slander the coach of his favorite team of teenagers brings to the forefront a disjointed line of thinking that I have never quite understood. Maybe it's because I don't live in the South and thus able to think rationally about things like this, but how could you be such a huge fan of college football that you send terrorizing hate mail when games don't go your way and also be a discriminatory dickhead?
Call me crazy, but if I inherently thought less of people due to the color of their skin then I certainly wouldn't enjoy watching those people perform athletically, never mind becoming emotionally invested in the outcome. The way I look at racist football fans would be the same way I would look at a vegan food critic giving a Yelp! review on a Rodizio restaurant. How could even the greatest of experiences elicit a proverbial 5-Star reaction when you are already predisposed to despising the most highlighted aspects of it? There's probably some super discomforting connection to the days of slavery and the concept of sacrificing black people for sport, but it just seems ridiculously hypocritical to look at Kevin Sumlin and think "ugh, nigger" right after losing your voice ecstatically rooting on his African American running back.
But hey, that's just the opinion of someone that doesn't live in a region where flying your school colors in unison with the confederate flag is something that's considered a supportive tradition.