"A recent racist social media post aimed at our football coach is ignorant and despicable," Florida State President John Thrasher said in a statement about Tom Shand's racist post.
Florida State University football fan, Tom Shand, posted images on his social media depicting coach Willie Taggart getting lynched. That disturbing image prompted outrage among FSU fans and social media users alike on Sunday morning.
Students have been fighting to remove the statue since 2016 and were met with a compromise.
After two years of protests from students, Florida State University has agreed to remove the statue of founder Francis Eppes VII, grandson of Thomas Jefferson and known slave-owner, from the school's entrance.