WORTHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Sunoco is cutting ties with a Pennsylvania gas station owner after his digital billboard down the street flashed a racial slur and praised the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.
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After the jury’s verdict, a digital billboard in Worthington displayed photos of Rosfeld and 17-year-old Antwon Rose II. The message branded Rose a “criminal” and said, “Justice Served, Get over it.” A separate message asked why black people can use a racial slur and white people can’t.READ MORE: 'The Marshall Plan For Moms:' Effort Aims To Help Women Achieve Equal Pay
The Tribune-Review reports that Sunoco is halting fuel deliveries and removing Sunoco signage from the station.
A Sunoco spokeswoman says the messages are “unacceptable and do not represent our values and beliefs in any way.”MORE NEWS: U.S. Senate Expected To Discuss $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill
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