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  • Natalia Martinez, 18, has withdrawn from Georgia State University after she used a racial slur on social media
  • She was suspended from the soccer team after a post from her secret Instagram account showed her using a variation of the word ‘n****rs’
  • Students at GSU launched a petition to expel Martinez before she withdrew
  • GSU Athletics released a statement saying they were aware of an ‘incident on social media’ involving one of their student-athlete

Natalia Martinez, 18, has withdrawn from Georgia State University after she used a racial slur on social media

A freshman student-athlete at Georgia State University has withdrawn from the school after she was suspended from the soccer team for using a racial slur on social media.

Students created a petition demanding the expulsion of 18-year-old Natalia Martinez, after she was exposed using a variation of the word ‘n****rs’ on her secret Instagram account, or ‘finsta’.

The post read ‘I passed n****rsss’. The private Instagram picture was screenshotted and distributed by a friend. 

The petition received more than 500 signatures as of Monday afternoon when the university announced that Martinez had ‘officially withdrawn’.

‘As a progressive, diverse university, we GSU students feel like this sort of behavior should not be tolerated and that Natalia should be expelled from the university,’ said petition creator India Bridgeforth. 

She was suspended from the soccer team after a post from her secret Instagram account showed her using a variation of the word 'n****rs'

She was suspended from the soccer team after a post from her secret Instagram account showed her using a variation of the word ‘n****rs’

A statement from GSU athletics read: 'We do not tolerate the language the student used in her post. Pursuant to our student-athlete code of conduct, she has been suspended from the soccer team'

A statement from GSU athletics read: ‘We do not tolerate the language the student used in her post. Pursuant to our student-athlete code of conduct, she has been suspended from the soccer team’

A statement from GSU athletics read: ‘We do not tolerate the language the student used in her post. Pursuant to our student-athlete code of conduct, she has been suspended from the soccer team’.

Martinez’s withdrawal come shortly after a similar expulsion of a student at the University of Alabama regarding a Finsta post.

Harley Barber, 19, repeatedly used the N-word in the videos and boasted about being part of the Alpha Phi sorority.  

‘The actions of this student do not represent the larger student body or the values of our University, and she is no longer enrolled here,’ the university’s president Stuart R. Bell said in a press release last week



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