Ron English and his Eastern Michigan squad were off to a rough 1-8 start to the year and on Friday, EMU fired English saying a change in leadership was necessary. Today the school elaborated and the Detroit News provided the context: audio of a profanity-fest of a locker room tirade from English.

The audio isn't great, but you get the gist of it. English is pretty unhinged, repeatedly refers to his team as playing "shitbird football" and says he doesn't respect them, referring to the team as "quitting ass bitches" and faggot ass motherfuckers."


Here's the statement from EMU acknowledging the tape and its role in the decision to fire English, who's conduct was termed "absolutely unacceptable."


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Ron English fired by EMU for this recorded rant [SB Nation]