One very strange letter surfaced on social media Monday that was apparently sent to a current Penn State player.
Defensive tackle Antonio Shelton shared a picture of the letter to Twitter, but Shelton indicated the letter was sent to his teammate. The letter is also addressed to a “Jonathan,” but no other names are given.
The sender of the letter identified that he and his wife are “proud ‘older’ graduates of Penn State.” They also claimed to follow all Penn State athletics before launching into a rant about the appearance of “the athletes of today.”
Here are a few snippets from the letter:
“We miss the clean cut young men and women from those days…”
“We couldn’t help but notice your – well – awful hair. Surely there must be mirrors in the locker room! Don’t you have parents or girlfriend who’ve told you those shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive…”
“You need to remember you represent all Penn Staters both current and those alumnni from years past. We would welcome reappearance of dress codes for athletes…”
“We have stopped watching the NFL due to the disgusting, tattoos, awful hair and immature antics in the end zone.”
Here’s the entire post from Shelton:
One of my teammates got this. Explain to me how this isn’t racist. pic.twitter.com/Qms1F6DEEP
— Antonio Shelton (@_groovy55) October 7, 2019