Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
The BC Lions Khalif Mitchell is once again in hot water, this time for uttering a racial slur via twitter.
Earlier today, the Leos defender was asked by a friend via Twitter who he felt had won the presidential debate. Mitchell’s answer to his friend via the social network included a derogatory racial slur directed towards the Chinese people.
The tweet gained momentum and soon the Lions staff and Mitchell himself were standing in front of the media defending Mitchell’s comments.
‘I just want to apologize on behalf of my teammates, the organization and myself about comments that I made earlier today on Twitter,’ said Mitchell. ‘I was unaware that the term I used offended them (the Chinese) and it was not my intent to offend.’
BC Lions General Manager Wally Buono said that he was ‘embarrassed’ by Mitchell’s comments and that the Lions have talked to Mitchell about his comments and will speak to him again at a later date.
The CFL has already determined that Mitchell’s comments were out of line and have fined him for his comments.