Georgia State women’s soccer team member Natalia Martinez is suspended from the university’s team after using the N-word on her Finsta account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.
Martinez is a freshman defender from Florida, who is petitioned for expulsion by other Georgia State students after getting exposed. Her name is no longer on the team’s roster team.
Georgia State University Sports Communications released a statement saying they were aware of an “incident on social media” involving one of their student-athletes.
“We do not tolerate the language the student used in her post. Pursuant to our student-athlete code of conduct, she has been suspended from the soccer team,” the statement read.
Facebook user and Georgia State student India Bridgeforth began a petition to expel Martinez, which has so far gained 181 signatures.
“I have just started a petition for the [expulsion] of a student at Georgia State University. Our mission statement states that we provide an outstanding education and exceptional support for students from all backgrounds and these Panther values are not concurrent with the very distrubing statements made publicly by the GSU freshman and soccer player,” Bridgeforth posted.
The Signal has published an update regarding this situation on Jan. 22, 2018.