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USC revokes tickets, membership from booster who advocated shooting protesters

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USC football helmets. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports USC football helmets.

As Jack Baer of Yahoo Sports documented, an attorney named Marla Brown drew scorn from current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver and former USC Trojans wideout Michael Pittman Jr. after she tweeted that individuals protesting over the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, should be "shot."

USC athletic director Mike Bohn responded that "racism and hate speech will not be tolerated."

"Last night we were made aware of abhorrent and blatantly racist tweets from an individual who identified as a UFC Football Booster. Following an immediate investigation into the matter, we informed the individual that their season ticket and Trojan Athletic Fund membership privileges have been revoked and their payments will be returned shortly. Their account has been flagged in our system to prevent future purchases"

Bohn added: "We stand in solidarity with the Black community." 

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