Mayor resigns after backlash from criticizing Alabama football team’s Black Lives Matter video

Carbon Hill, Alabama, mayor Mark Chambers resigned after drawing backlash for criticizing the Alabama football team's Black Lives Matter video over Facebook. 

According to The Mountain Eagle newspaper in Alabama, Chambers handed in his resignation to the town clerk on a blank piece of paper Saturday that read, "I quit the job of mayor effective June 27 at 4:30 p.m." 

Chambers' controversial Facebook posts, which he shared on a private page before it was spread publicly over screenshots, saw him respond to the Alabama football program's video condemning racism, criticizing coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide players by writing, "When you put Black lives before all lives they can kiss my (expletive)." 

The Alabama football team posted a two-minute video with players repeating the words, "Black Lives Matter" and concluding with: "All lives can't matter until black lives matter." 

Chambers' full posts read: “I got several Alabama pictures for sale Nick Sabin (sic) and the Tide is done in my opinion I’ll post them tomorrow … I think you may be right they haven’t looked as good the last couple of years … I’m not getting rid of them because of how they have performed. Their sorry a— political views is why their (sic) getting out of my house….When you put Black lives before all lives they can kiss my (expletive)."

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