University of Missouri President Tom Wolfe has resigned:
Here are some of the comments he made after announcing his resignation:
The team's head coach Gary Pinkel offered up support for his players from his Twitter account:
See original story below.
A group of 32 black players on Missouri's football team linked arms Saturday night in protest of the school's university president Tim Wolfe and stated their refusal to play until he's ousted from his post. The move came following dissatisfaction with how Wolfe has handled a number of racial incidents on campus including the school's Student Association President having slurs screamed at him, and another where a guy painted a swastika in his own smeared fecal matter on a residence hall bathroom wall.
Last night, sophomore safety Anthony Sherrils tweeted the following message:
Cornerback John Gibson further elaborated that:
"(The decision) has nothing to do with our coaches. Our coaches are 100% behind us. Including the white ones."
Several other Tiger players added their approval/strike endorsement through their own Twitter accounts:
As for the school, a spokesman for their athletic department responded with a statement saying:
"The department of athletics is aware of the declarations made tonight by many of our student-athletes. We all must come together with leaders from across our campus to tackle these challenging issues and we support our student-athletes right to do so."
At least one player says that the issue will be addressed further on Monday:
[via @1Sherrils_2Mizz, Twitter]
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