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December 11, 2018

Social media post suggesting lynching of FSU coach Willie Taggert prompts investigation

November 26, 2018

Florida State University President John Thrasher is calling a fan’s social media post depicting football coach Willie Taggart getting lynched “ignorant and despicable.”

FSU ended a disappointing first season under Taggart with a loss Saturday to in-state rival Florida. Many fans took to social media, expressing their disappointment.




But one Facebook post included a meme depicting Taggart, who is black, being lynched, along with the words: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing your rep.”

In a statement issued Sunday, Thrasher indicated the post is being investigated by the state attorney. Thrasher also said “Coach Taggart has our full support” and is a “respected member of the FSU family.”

FSU ended its season with a 5-7 record.

The Facebook post has been taken down.

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