Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Coach Kevin Sumlin recently received a racist letter from a fan. His wife shared that letter on Twitter.
"You suck as a coach! You're a [expletive] and can't win. Please get lost! Or else," the letter said.
The letter arrived after Texas A&M lost 45-44 to UCLA. Texas A&M gave up a 34-point lead in the loss. The return address is from Houston Country Club.
"People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is ok," Charlene Sumlin tweeted Thursday. "And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it? #orelseWHAT?"
Sumlin's daughter, Shelby, later commented on her mom's post.
"Imagine being a kid & reading this bs abt your dad," she tweeted. "Things 'fans' say gets taken personal by more than just the coach. Humanity isn't hard."
After the loss, Texas A&M Board of Regents member Tony Buzbee called for the coach's firing on Facebook.
"I'm sure I may be criticized for this post but I honestly don't care," Buzbee wrote in the post on Sunday. "I've been on the Board of Regents for the A&M System for almost seven years. During that time, I've not once commented on Kevin Sumlin and his performance during his tenure at our school. I never said a word when he and his agent manipulated a much bigger and longer contract. I said nothing about his arrogance and his mishandling of multiple player controversies. I said nothing when we had multiple awesome recruiting classes, only to see key players leave our school or underperform."
"But tonight I am very disappointed and I have to say this. Kevin Sumlin was out-coached tonight, which isn't new. He recruits well, but can't coach the big games, or the close games. Our players were better tonight. Our players were more talented tonight. But our coaches were dominated on national TV, yet again. I'm only one vote on the Board of Regents but when the time comes my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view he should go now. We owe it to our school and our players. We can do better."
Sumlin has a .667 winning percentage and three bowl victories during his six seasons with the Aggies.
"Earlier this evening, we became aware of a letter of unknown origin that was sent to the Sumlin family home," Texas A&M president Michael Young and athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement.
"We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter. There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community. On behalf of all Aggies, our thoughts are with Coach Sumlin and his family, and we will do all that we can to ensure their safety. We are working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice. We stand with the Sumlins and will not accept this inexcusable act of hate."
Sumlin and the Aggies face Nicholls at 6 p.m. Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.