A Belmont University student was expelled after a racially charged Snapchat caught the attention of school officials.
The picture shows three black NFL players raising their fists during the National Anthem before the game.
Text on top of the photo said, "Piece of s*** n*****. Every one of them needs a damn bullet in their head. If you don't like this country get the hell out."
It was reported to university officials, but within hours it had spread like wildfire online.
University officials released two statements. The first one said:
This morning we were made aware of a racist social media post by a freshman student at Belmont. We reject comments rooted in racism or bigotry. This is not free speech - this is hate speech. The university is investigating and will take immediate action. As a Christian institution, it is our goal to build a diverse and inclusive community where all members feel accepted safe and valued.
They then followed up with a second statement saying the student had been expelled.
UPDATE: After investigating the racist social media post, the person involved is no longer a student at Belmont. pic.twitter.com/BA4hNAUbPC
— Belmont University (@BelmontUniv) September 20, 2016
School officials did not release the student's name.