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Notre Dame leprechaun responds to social media criticism

NOW: Notre Dame leprechaun responds to social media criticism

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—One of the leprechaun mascots at the University of Notre Dame has responded to criticism on social media over his role at university sporting events.

Samuel Jackson, the second-ever African American leprechaun mascot at Notre Dame, is asking for unity after the founder of sports website Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, tweeted about him. Jackson responded on Twitter the following day.



A spokesperson for the University of Notre Dame released the following statement on Thursday regarding the Twitter exchange:

“Notre Dame condemns in no uncertain terms the racist comment directed toward Samuel. We wholeheartedly support his response and stand in unity with him.”

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GaynelleTate 17 days ago
Why must there be so much hate in this world? So much disrespect and immaturity! If it is not hurting you physically keep it to yourself.
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