Leach withdrew the tweet, which was posted on Wednesday evening, and had the caption: “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit a scarf for her.”
The tweet received nearly 3,700 likes but also criticisms, some of which came from black Mississippi State players.
Leach tweeted on Thursday“I sincerely regret that my choice of images in my tweets was deemed offensive. I had no intention of offending anyone. “
The first-year Mississippi State coach frequently posts memes in his Twitter feed. It has more than 350,000 subscribers on the social media platform.