Vanderbilt apologizes for ‘permission’ tweet

Vanderbilt University dealt with a PR nightmare when, just two years after two of its football players were charged with rape, the football team put out a tweet using the words “We don’t need your permission.”

Naturally, the team took to its official Twitter page once again and put out the following statement.

We apologize for today’s tweet. It’s not a comment about sexual assault. Sex without permission is always wrong and not accepted. (1/2)

— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) August 6, 2015

Sexual assault is not acceptable at Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Athletics and Vanderbilt Football. (2/2)

— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) August 6, 2015

Even though Vanderbilt put out this statement and apologized profusely, it may be too little too late, as Twitter has been lighting up over this faux pas.

@VandyFootball Is this why your players rape women? Maybe give them different motivation.

— Sean O'Leary (@stholeary) August 6, 2015

@VandyFootball take this down. Talk about asking for bad publicity.

— bryan delleville (@DellevilleBryan) August 6, 2015

@ColonelJimC @VandyFootball the level of idiocy in that tweet is astounding.

— BJ DeLozier (@bj_delo) August 6, 2015

No matter how you look at it, someone at Vandy is likely getting the boot, and with good reason.

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