According to Truth Examiner,Pennsylvania fire chief referred to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin by using a racial slur on Facebook after the team refused to stand for the national anthem before Sunday’s game.
“Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good N******,” Muse Fire Department chief Paul “Smitty” Smith wrote in the comment section of an article about the Steelers’ protest. ‘Yes I said it.”
Smith has since told Pittsburgh’s Channel 11 that he was ‘embarrassed’ by his comment. ‘I want to apologize. I was frustrated and angry at the Steelers not standing for the anthem. … This had nothing to do with my fire department. I regret what I said.’
A volunteer firefighter with over 23 years of experience, according to the Muse Fire Department website, Smith’s comment was revealed to Channel 11 by his fellow Washington County (PA) firefighters who were uncomfortable with his use of a racial slur.
“The Cecil Township Board of Supervisors is deeply disturbed by the comments made by volunteer Chief Smith, and in no way, shape or form condone his comments,” the township manager told Channel 11.