Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologized Thursday for a since-deleted tweet that showed a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose during self-quarantine.

Leach removed the tweet, which was posted Wednesday night and had the caption, “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf ..”

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The tweet received nearly 3,700 likes but also criticism, including some from Mississippi State players.

Among those critical of the post: 2019 captain Erroll Thompson, who responded with a hand-on-the-chin, eyebrow-raised thinking emoji; defensive lineman Fabien Lovett, who wrote, “Wtf”; and defensive end Kobe Jones, who replied with “Facts. He tripping” along with an ashamed emoji.

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