The Crimson White Apologizes for Iron Bowl Cartoon

Posted on: 4:02 pm, December 6, 2013, by , updated on: 04:06pm, December 6, 2013

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – According to our partners at The Huntsville Times, AL.com, The University of Alabama newspaper The Crimson White issued an official apology  for an editorial cartoon some readers perceived  as having “racist intentions”.

The satirical cartoon, published the CW’s opinion page, depicts two football players –one from the Alabama Crimson Tide, the other from the Auburn Tigers — in the final play of last week’s Iron Bowl.

The Alabama player is tripped up as the Auburn player runs to victory under the words “This is what happens in Obama’s America.”

Editor-in-chief Mazie Bryant says in her apology, “This cartoon was, by no means, intended to be racist or insulting. It was the unfortunate product of editorial oversight and a lack of a critical eye in determining possible implications the cartoon could have. This mistake will not be made again.”

Though Thursday’s paper was the last edition of this semester, Bryant wrote that editorial cartoons will be approved by an editorial board panel in the future.

Read AL.com’s full story by clicking here 

10 comments

  • commentator says:

    gimme a break ppl……this does not even suggest race. Just a funny cartoon ppl. I am not even a sports fan. Just chuckle and move on.

    • Madison City Girl says:

      What does Obama have to do with anything? His name should had never been in this cartoon. Come on people, we all know how you feel about Obama!! Deal with it and suck it up, I wonder why the editor of the cartoon didn’t use Reagan???? Hymmmmm… I rest my case!!

  • B says:

    So… what part of this is “racist”?

  • Speed racer says:

    Better yet how does a game have anything to do with issues in the US?

  • huh says:

    How the heck does politics even relate to the football game??? Racist or not, that is my puzzlement.

  • Gail Carter says:

    Well why in the sam hill would the editor include Obama? If they were not being racist then what was he or she saying, because it damn sure wasn’t funny.

  • Lisa Odle says:

    I think people have just a little too far with football taking a life and now making fun of the president of the USA where is everybodies respect

  • Jim M says:

    I guess President Obama is to Blame for Alabama’s loss per the photo. 100% sure the cartoonist is republican. That was done in very bad taste because how in the world does Alabama losing their game relate to the president?

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