Minnesota Vikings Condemn Racist Attacks on Running Back Following Loss to Eagles

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison received nasty messages on social media following his team’s 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.

In two Instagram Stories, which self-delete after a certain period of time, Mattison shared screen shots of some of the messages he received after the crushing loss.

“Hey n***** do you know how to hold onto a gun and pull the trigger I mean give it a try cause you clearly can’t hold on to a football which is [your] PROFESSIONAL CARRER so try something new please,” one message read.

Mattison captioned that post with, “[Shaking my f***ing head].. This is not ok.”

WARNING: The following post contains language that some readers may find offensive.


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“You stupid f***ing c***, learn how to hold onto the ball,” another message said. “You get paid millions and can’t do s***. … Move your black a** back to Boise and start selling cars or some s*** you slow, useless n*****.

“If you decide that’s not for you, kill yourself. God knows yo black a** dumber than s*** so you can’t do anything with common knowledge.”

Mattison said that over 60 people sent him similarly hateful messages.

“Under my helmet, I am a human.. a father.. a son. This is sick,” Mattison said.

The vile remarks came after a game in which the Vikings played rather sloppily en route to an 0-2 record. The team lost four fumbles, including by quarterback Kirk Cousins and superstar receiver Justin Jefferson.

Mattison was also credited with a fumble, and had a second one called back due to a penalty:


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Both the Vikings and the NFL came to the defense of Mattison and condemned the messages.

Mattison and the Vikings will have a chance to get on the winning track when they host the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.

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