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Employee Suspended For Racist Post About College Football Coach

An interior view of Florida State's football stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

An employee has been suspended for his racist post about a major college football coach that surfaced on social media.

Tallahassee.com is reporting that Hilton Grand Vacations has suspended the employee for the post about Florida State head coach Willie Taggart.

Hilton Grand Vacations has suspended an employee after he made a racially charged comment on social media that appeared to target Florida State head coach Willie Taggart.

Posted in the wake of FSU's 41-14 defeat against the Florida Gators on Saturday, the antebellum image shows Taggart's face atop the body of a black man hanging from a tree. Taggart, who completed his first season with the Seminoles, is the first black head football coach in the university's history. The team had a losing, 5-7, record and is ineligible for a bowl game for the first time in more than three decades.

The employee has not been named.

Florida State released a statement on the post on Sunday:

"I speak for the entire FSU community in expressing our disgust and extreme disappointment, and I am glad the state attorney is investigating. Coach Taggart has our full support and as true Seminoles know, he is a respected member of the FSU family," Florida State's president, John Thrasher, said.