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'Take That N*gger Off TV': Racist Tweets Unleashed During President Obama's Sandy Hook Vigil Speech

US President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Decemb
US President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Obama will address the memorial for the twenty-six people, 20 of them children, who were killed when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and began a shooting spree. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The racially insensitive Twitter users have reared their ugly heads once again. We thought it was bad when Romney supporters spewed their hateful words on the social network shortly after the election, but this time is even more infuriating and ludicrous.

According to Deadspin, NBC's decision to interrupt last night's 49ers-Patriot's game for President Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting was the latest catalyst for Twitter racism.

Naturally, sports fans were not too happy about missing the game, not only did some display complete insensitivity for the victims and their families, but they also decided to share sentiments that went beyond interrupting the action on the field and crossed over into ignorance.

Here a just a few of the Tweets we dug up.

One such Tweeter named Bradley Patterson happened to be a Division II, University of North Alabama, player who decided to add to the online ignorance, writing: "Take that nigger off the tv, we wanna watch football! @Hester52 @Ty_CoolerThanU." UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder later tweeted that Patterson's actions got him kicked off the team. Patterson's Twitter account has since been deleted.

“Thx 2 everyone who brought the inappropriate tweet to our attention. @UNAAthletics does not condone. He is no longer a member of the team,” Linder tweeted.

This is certainly not the first time racist sentiments have caught our attention, and we're sure it won't be the last. Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below, and see more tweets on Deadspin.

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