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K-State president addresses student's 'insensitive' remarks

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 12:44:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas State University student’s comments on the Black Lives Matter movement has drawn comments from the university’s president, athletic director and head football coach.

On Friday, K-State President Richard Meyers addressed the student's remarks in a tweet, calling them divisive.

“The insensitive comments posted by one K-State student hurts our entire community,” Myers said. “These divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university.”

Myers said the university is reviewing its options.

Earlier Friday, the university’s athletics director, Gene Taylor, described the student’s comments as “disgusting and totally inappropriate.”

“We are committed to listening and supporting our black athletes, black students and members of our black community and taking positive steps in the matters of social injustice and racism,” Taylor tweeted.

Also, earlier Friday, head football coach Chris Klieman tweeted his support for his players.

“Our program and our coaches will continue to be part of the solution when it comes to racial justice,” Klieman said. “I love our players and they know I have their backs.”