Three members of the UMass Boston men's soccer team are facing disciplinary action after sending inappropriate Tweets to former professional soccer player Taylor Twellman.
Twellman, a retired MLS player who played for the New England Revolution, had been expressing support for the U.S. Soccer Federation's new age recommendations on headers.
The tweets at Twellman were harsh, telling him to "quit life" and other expletives.
Twellman fired back, adding the school's Twitter handle to his response, calling the behavior disgusting and saying it showed a lack of leadership.
The university released a statement saying, "We hold our student-athletes to the highest standards of conduct and do not tolerate this kind of behavior on social media or anywhere else."
It added, “UMass Boston applauds Taylor for the important work he is doing to raise awareness of head injuries in soccer."