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Vanderbilt Posts Regrettable "We Don't Need Your Permission" Tweet

Update: Vanderbilt has issued a two-part apology for the tweet earlier today. 

">August 6, 2015

">August 6, 2015

Earlier: Today will likely not be a good day to be part of Vanderbilt football's social media department. Thursday morning, the school posted what was supposed to be a pump-up graphic, which features the phrase "We Don't Need Your Permission." Of course, they're referencing success on the football field. But considering the school has been involved in a high-profile rape case allegedly involving two of its former players, it isn't a great look.

And fans have noticed.

">@VandyFootball

— pluto sex panda® (@Pile_of_Derp) August 6, 2015

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

— Sean O'Leary (@stholeary)

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

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

">August 6, 2015

">@VandyFootball: We are RELENTLESS, TOUGH AND INTELLIGENT pic.twitter.com/IxRyCmPXdE

— Ben DeVault (@bdevault)

Aren't people paid to make sure this doesn't get posted? RT: @VandyFootball: We are RELENTLESS, TOUGH AND INTELLIGENT http://t.co/IxRyCmPXdE

— Ben DeVault (@bdevault) August 6, 2015

">August 6, 2015

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

— bryan delleville (@DellevilleBryan)

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

— bryan delleville (@DellevilleBryan) August 6, 2015

">August 6, 2015

">@VandyFootball wtf? Are you serious?

— Jennifer Fazo (@Jennjenrn)

@VandyFootball wtf? Are you serious?

— Jennifer Fazo (@Jennjenrn) August 6, 2015

">August 6, 2015

">@ColonelJimC

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

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

— BJ DeLozier (@bj_delo) August 6, 2015

Yep, someone is in trouble. Perhaps next time, the school finds a different phrase.