*This is interesting and something you don’t see very much of nowadays.
It’s a boycott by student football players at the University of Missouri.
Here’s the back story: There’s racial tension going on at the school because of a swastika scrawled in human feces appeared on a dorm room wall last month.
As a result, a graduate student named Jonathan Butler is waging a hunger strike in protest. Butler plans on continuing his strike until the university’s president, Tim Wolfe, steps down or is removed from his post.
Wolfe has been accused by Butler and others of negligence in addressing the rising tension and racial problems on campus.
Saturday night, black players on the Missouri football team joined Butler’s fight. The group posted a message on Twitter declaring that they would be boycotting all football activities until Wolfe is gone.
Like we said up top, this is the kind of action/solidarity you don’t see very much of by student athletes these days. It’s obviously something they feel strongly about.
— LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 8, 2015