Belmont University expelled a student Tuesday after he used the N-word to describe the Philadelphia Eagles who protested during the national anthem.

The student, a freshman, made a social media post using the N-word to describe black NFL football players, who he said needed a "bullet in their head," according to The Tennessean.

The former student's Snapchat post, which went viral Tuesday morning, showed Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and several teammates raising their fists during the national anthem. Text over the picture called the men "piece of s*** n*****s," included the threat of violence and said, "If you don't like this country get the hell out."

Belmont issued a statement Tuesday morning confirming "the person involved is no longer a student at Belmont."

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