Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Monte Coleman said his freshman kicker will face punishment for a series of tweets critical of a national anthem protest.
Sam Beavers recently took to social media to criticize CIAA referees who were pictured kneeling during Saturday’s Virginia Union vs. Virginia State game.
“I’m a bit tired of this,” Beavers wrote via Twitter. “If you don’t like it, leave #Murcia #USA utterly classless.”
In response to Beavers comments, Coleman said the kicker’s statements do not reflect the views of the university or the football team.
“He does not speak on behalf of the university and he does not speak on behalf of the football team,” Coleman said Monday.
The veteran coach also characterized the comments as “absolutely a distraction” and said Beavers will be reprimanded.
“We don’t have time to bring personal politics into play,” he said.