Duke Revokes Reporter's Credentials After Racial Tweet During Game

Duke Revokes Reporter's Credentials After Racial Tweet During Game

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Duke Revokes Reporter's Credentials After Racial Tweet During Game

Duke University has revoked the credentials of a College Insider sports reporter after he allegedly sent racial tweets from courtside during a Blue Devils basketball game. Greta Chen, a Duke freshman, captured the tweets before the the reporter, John Stansberry, deleted his account.

Chen and her friends were standing behind Stansberry at the game, according to the Chronicle report, and noticed that he was tweeting about them when they looked over his shoulder.

Chen was standing in the front row of Cameron Indoor Stadium, right behind the reporters, according to a post she made on Facebook. She posted two screenshots of Stansberry’s tweets, who used the Twitter handle @LonelyTailgater.

One tweet reads, “The Asian chick Cameron Crazies behind me are openly swooning over Grayson Allen the way their moms swooned over Cheap Trick.”

The other tweet is a photo of Chen and her friends accompanied by the text, “I haven’t been this scrunched up with Asian chicks since I came out of my Korean mother’s womb.”

Stansberry was credentialed for three Duke games this season and any future requests will not be honored, according to the university’s athletic department.

[Herald Sun]

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