The Florida State fan who posted a racist image of Seminoles coach Willie Taggart being lynched has been fired.
The man worked for Hilton Grand Vacations and his employment was terminated on Monday, according to ESPN.
“Our concern regarding this situation has been a top priority,” Lauren George, a spokesperson for Hilton Grand Vacations, said of the employee who remained anonymous. “His behavior was in violation of multiple company policies and the furthest example from being a reflection of our company’s values.”
The despicable social media post was circulated after Florida State’s loss to Florida on Saturday. The image was sent out with the caption: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing your rep.”
The University got wind of the image and immediately condemned it on Sunday. Florida State University President John Thrasher called it “ignorant and despicable.”
Taggart is the school’s first black head coach.
In a statement issued Sunday, Thrasher indicated the post was being investigated by the state attorney. Thrasher also said “Coach Taggart has our full support” and is a “respected member of the FSU family.”