A police officer from the University of Missouri was fired for a blackface photo

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By Shaiann Frazier

The University of Missouri fired one of his police officers after a photo showed him wearing his blackface.

The picture of the current former officer Marcus Collins wearing a blackface as part of a costume representing rapper Flavor Flav was taken before his hiring by the university in January 2018.

The image was delivered anonymously at the university on Tuesday morning, according to the British daily Columbia Daily Tribune. Two hours later, he was fired, the newspaper reported.

Collins admitted that it was a photo of him, according to a press release from the university.

"This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou and we understand its profound impact on our entire community," said Chancellor Alexander Cartwright in his statement.

This is not the first time that a photo of a policeman wearing a blackface pops up. In February of this year, two Baton Rouge police officers were fired upon when images were reported showing that they were wearing a blackface.

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