Football coach resigns after he & # 39; white power & # 39; and & # 39; I still love you n ***** s & # 39; shouted on an Instagram video while celebrating a victory but denies being racist and says his black friends have given him permission to use the N word
- A high-school football coach in North Carolina resigned after making racist comments about an Instagram message to celebrate the victory of his team
- Former assistant football coach John Hoskins of Knightdale High School can be seen in the video post that calls: & # 39; White power, Knightdale! I still love you n —– s & # 39 ;!
- He made the video from a bar to celebrate his team's victory against Corinth Holders High last week
- School officials were pointed to the video before he could remove the post. Hoskins resigned the next day, but he insists he is not a racist
- The disgraced former coach insists that his black friends, as well as players in the black majority team, had given him the OK to use the n-word
- Hoskins admits that 15 minutes of fame was the wrong way. I have ruined the last 12 years of my career & # 39;
An assistant soccer coach at a high school in North Carolina resigned after making racist comments on Instagram to celebrate the victory of his team.
John Hoskins resigned from his position at Knightdale High School this weekend after taking the Instagram position.
& # 39; White force, Knightdale! I still love you n —– s & # 39 ;! cries Hoskins, who is white, on the video made from a bar.
John Hoskins (photo) stepped down as an assistant football coach at Knightdale High School in Knightdale, North Carolina, this weekend after making racist comments on Instagram to celebrate the victory of his team
Former assistant football coach John Hoskins of the Knightdale High School admitted that a racist Instagram post celebrated the victory of his team in a wrong way. I have ruined the last 12 years of my career & # 39;
& # 39; White power! I still love you n —– s & # 39 ;! shouts former Knightdale High School assistant soccer coach John Hoskins, who is white, on an Instagram video made from a bar (photo) to celebrate the victory of his team last weekend
The message was shared with administrators before Hoskins deleted it. The next day he submitted his resignation, reports ABC11.
The shamed coach admitted that 15 seconds of fame was in the wrong way. I have ruined the last 12 years of my career, "he told the news.
But he also insists that he did not intend to offend anyone.
& # 39; To set the record, I am not a racist, & # 39; said Hoskins in a Tuesday interview with ABC11. & # 39; I don't mean it in a negative way. & # 39;
He says his black friends have given him the OK to use the word, just like players in the majority-black team he coached.
He says he posted the video and used the blemish while celebrating the team's victory against Corinth Holders High last week.
His letter of resignation submitted on Sunday reads: & I, John Phillip Hoskins, immediately resigned as Knightdale High School football coach. I'm sorry, love you! 1. Spirit 1. Heart. 1.soul. STATE & # 39 ;!
The leaders of the Wake County School had condemned his comments, reports The News & Observer.
Principal Keith Richardson said in a letter to school families that although Hoskins was not a teacher or full-time staff member of the school, he was still very upset and disappointed to see this kind of behavior and way of thinking of someone in a position of trust & # 39 ;.
Richardson stated in the letter that Hoskins was no longer employed by the school.
& # 39; It is a coach's responsibility to maintain the highest standards of conduct & # 39 ;, the director writes in the letter. & # 39; They are role models for our children on and off the field and it is trusted that they coach our students with the utmost integrity. When an employee breaks that trust, it is very worrying & # 39 ;.
The director added that & # 39; the use of the language of white supremacy evokes feelings of fear, intimidation and threats of racist violence & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Comments of this nature do not reflect our values at Knightdale High School and will not be tolerated & # 39 ;, Richardson says in the letter.
John Hoskin & # 39; s resignation letter as a football coach at Knightdale High School is depicted. & # 39; I'm sorry, love you! 1. Spirit 1. Heart. 1.soul. STATE & # 39 ;! he writes to the school administration and his former team.
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