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Allegedly hateful tweets surprise professor who led report into sex chant

Wayne MacKay, head of a panel formed after a frosh week chant that glorified sexual assault, released his report at Saint Mary's University in Halifax on Dec.19, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
January 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

HALIFAX - A law professor who issued recommendations following a student chant that glorified sex with underage girls at Saint Mary's University says he's disappointed after members of the school's football team allegedly sent hateful, racist and sexist tweets.

Wayne MacKay of Dalhousie University says he was surprised to hear of the offensive content contained in the tweets just months after Saint Mary's University drew national attention over the student-led chant.

Saint Mary's University announced Monday that it suspended six players on the football team for allegedly sending the tweets.

The move came after an online publication produced by students at the University of King's College School of Journalism cited a number of tweets from accounts it said belonged to football team members.

A spokesman for Saint Mary's University said the Halifax school may also decide to impose further academic discipline.

MacKay wrote a report released in December that contained 20 recommendations on cultural changes to prevent sexual violence and inspire respectful behaviour at Saint Mary's University — a report the school endorsed.

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