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Jeremy Lin demonstrated how to handle racial slurs on Twitter with so much respect, the Twitter troll cancels themselves out.
Lin saw the racist comment after posting on Twitter about NFL player Rob Gronkowski during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The user, who goes by the handle name @TerryForThree, called the 29-year-old athlete “chink” in his reply.
Lin replied with a respectful warning that Asians will not stand to be disrespected with the expectation that they wouldn’t fight back.
Oh? Don’t do that. Asians are speaking out too…we aren’t doormats https://t.co/Ow6cMtxipg
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 5, 2018
Lin’s fans on Twitter immediately sided with him. The user who sent the racial slur quickly deleted their initial post and deactivated their user profile.
A Twitter fan page, PlayLineEmpire, also condemned the user and removed them from their page. The page immediately sent out a tweet to its followers saying that they are no longer associated with the user.
We no longer support @TerryForThree as what he did was unacceptable
— PlayLineEmpire (@PlayLineEmpire) February 5, 2018
Many of Lin’s fans praised the athlete for the notable way he handled the situation.
Lin has been targeted by racial slurs and discrimination in the past. Last year, the NBA star revealed past experiences with racism from rival teams while playing basketball at Harvard University.
Things are unmistakably changing.