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Vikings Running Back Mattison Exposes Racial Slurs Aimed at Him on Social Media Following Loss to Eagles

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Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison received over 60 offensive messages on social media, including racial slurs and encouragement of suicide, following the team’s recent loss. Mattison, who is Black, revealed this in an Instagram Story post and called on the users to reflect on their words and how they can affect a person. The Vikings and the NFL released statements condemning the messages and expressing support for Mattison. The incident highlights the need to remember the humanity of players and reject racist behavior in sports and society.

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