The president of the University of Rhode Island has condemned a racist social media post allegedly made by a student and aimed at an NFL player. 

URI is investigating the post, which occurred on Instagram on Sunday after an NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars and has since been taken down. 

The post has since been taken down, as has a tweet by Dolphins defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah, who shared the message that had been aimed at him, according to sports websites. 

"I normally ignore stuff like this but this is uncalled for!" Ogbah wrote in his post.

A URI spokesman said Tuesday that the university became aware of the post allegedly sent by a student to a member of the Dolphins. David Lavallee said it contained objectionable and racist language, but would not comment further.