People continue to learn the hard way that things that they share on social media can and will backfire on them offline.
Let’s start from the beginning as a video surfaced showing wide receiver Jermaine Burton seemingly striking a female fan of the Tennessee Volunteers following Alabama’s 52-49 loss Saturday afternoon. Burton, who transferred from Georgia during the offseason, can be seen on camera sticking his arm out, which appears to make contact with a female fan rushing the field following the Tennessee win.
An Alabama fan reportedly tweeted that he was “glad” the player hit the female fan.
“I am glad he did it,” the employee allegedly said. “Should have knocked her head off. Not supposed to be on the field anyway.”‘
The employee has reportedly been fired, per Outkick.
“Kele does not stand for or tolerate offensive or hateful comments toward any group or individual. We take this issue very seriously, and as a result, Kele and this employee have parted ways,” Kele Solutions tweeted.
Fans of Tennessee emptied the stands at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville following Vols’ kicker Chase McGrath’s 40-yard field goal to snap Tennessee’s 15-game losing streak to Saban.
Tennessee was fined $100,000 on Sunday for its fans storming the field and tearing down the goalposts.