University of Missouri Football Players of Color Walk Out


According to a tweet from Missouri Tigers defensive back Anthony Sherrils, Missouri football players of color will not be participating in athletic activities until UM system president Tim Wolfe is removed, due to “his negligence towards marginalized students’ experiences.”

This is not the first time Wolfe’s removal has been called for. MU graduate student Jonathan Butler is currently on a hunger strike until either Wolfe is removed or “[his] internal organs fail.”

Missouri has been rocked by racial tension recently. Protests over the treatment of minorities on campus erupted after racial and homophobic slurs were hurled at student government president Payton Head and the Legion of Black Collegians Homecoming court. Student protestors, part of the group ConcernedStudent1950, recently confronted Wolfe in Kansas City. However, protests reached their (now) peak after a swastika was found drawn in feces in a residence hall.

Wolfe has yet to release a statement.

Here’s Sherrils’ tweet, posted Saturday night:

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Head to our Mizzou page for more updates as controversy continues to unfold.