Vikings RB Mattison calls out racial slurs directed at him on social media after loss to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison said he received more than 60 “disgustingly disrespectful messages” through social media that included racial slurs and encouraged suicide in the aftermath of the team’s recent loss. Mattison is Black. He revealed on an Instagram story post that he was taunted through direct messages and comments sections regarding his performance in defeat Thursday at Philadelphia. Mattison urged the 60-plus users to “really reflect” on their words and how that could truly affect a person. The Vikings and the NFL also issued statements of condemnation.