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White football players at the University of Southern California have left a Facebook group called "White Nation" after their USC peers protested with a countergroup. "The football players are ambassadors of our university," one of the protestors says. "It is offensive that they could blindly espouse hateful language and demeaning images." The White Nation group featured a picture of a black baby in handcuffs and the caption, "arrest black babies before they become criminals," the Daily Trojan reports. One football player, who was the target of the countergroup, sent a formal apology. "A source from the athletic department said Matthew's apology said he was sorry, and that the group was not serious and had no racist intent," the Trojan reports.