An Alabama mayor has resigned after posting disparaging comments.
His ire was directed towards the University of Alabama football team voicing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
GOOD!! Eighty% of the Crimson Tide is BLACK!! They are in imminent danger on a daily bases regarding social issues like BREATHING and staying alive in America! You mean to tell me he got mad at a coach that stood by his players?! Mark Chambers need to get the fu** out, periodt!!
— Yutia McPherson (@summer_b44) June 29, 2020
Mark Chambers, Mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama submitted his resignation letter to the city clerk on Saturday, according to reports.
The town council hasn’t approved it yet, but an emergency meeting will be held Wednesday.
Chambers made a Facebook post on Saturday stating he was selling his photos of the Alabama football team and head coach Nick Saban because of their “sorry” political views.
Mark Chambers is a piece of shit.
— Justin Burri™ (@Jwburri) June 29, 2020
He followed it up with “the Tide is done in my opinion.”
Chambers reaction was to a video shared by Alabama football.
In the video, Saban and players read an essay by Crimson Tide offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, who wrote, “All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.”
Chambers previously faced scrutiny last year for complaining on social media about “baby killers” and “socialists.” He said that “homosexuals lecture us on morals” and “transvestites lecture us on human biology.”
“The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out.”
To Carbon Hill’s Mark Chambers, thanks for proving how deep racism can be. I hope your wife “helps” your dumb ass for quitting a great job. You messed up the family check because another group was cared about. That’s DEEP hate! BLM exist because this ctry purposely hasn’t cared.
— |Memphis/Black/Dude/Me| (@BlackFist78) June 30, 2020
After initially denying the comment, Chambers later apologized.
Two town council members also resigned, reportedly because they didn’t want to be associated with his comments.
Carbon Hill is located outside Birmingham and has about 2,000 residents.