Appalachian State Tennis player suspended indefinitely after racist remark against NCAT opponent.

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by Donovan Dooley

North Carolina A&T senior tennis player, John Wilson IV, took to twitter to detail a racist encounter with an opponent from Appalachian State during a NCAA division one singles match this past weekend.

Wilson says that, Spencer Brown, a freshman Appalachian State Tennis player directed a remark toward him saying, “At least I know my Dad”. Wilson goes on to explain that the Appalachian Coach responded to those comments saying “..we have a black guy on our team.”

Appalachian State swiftly took action and suspended Brown indefinitely after his comments.

Wilson later quoted his own tweet on twitter explaining how the situation was handled and how he has been forced to deal with racial tension growing up as a black tennis player.

The Undefeated reached out to both Wilson and Appalachian State for further information on the incident. Wilson has decided to decline all interview requests while the Appalachian State sports department was not available for comment.

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