The college football fan who has helped raise more than $1 million for the University of Iowa’s children’s hospital after holding up a sign on ESPN’s College GameDay has apologized for racist tweets sent as a teenager.

Carson King released a statement Tuesday night to address two racist tweets after being asked about them earlier in the day by the Des Moines Register.

The tweets have since been deleted, but King said in his statement that he was quoting the Comedy Central show “Tosh.0.”

Ironically enough, the man who uncovered his tweets, got caught with his own set of racist tweets. 

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