A white men's college tennis player has received a suspension following a racial comment made during Sunday's NCAA Division I match, Appalachian State University said via statement. John Wilson -- a North Carolina A&T State University student -- tweeted after the match between him and Spencer Brown of Appalachian State University that Brown told him during the match "at least I know my dad." Appalachian State apologized in the statement -- describing freshman Brown's actions as "derogative and offensive." North Carolina A&T State University is historically known as a black college.
21-year-old Wilson -- who will soon be finishing his college career at North Carolina A&T State University -- is planning to become a lawyer after his graduation. Though tennis is a sport played mostly by white people -- a racism-related incidents are a rarity in the game as the players are respectful towards their fellow ATP and WTA colleagues.