Updated:11:37 PM EST
In a stunning move, African-American football players at the University of Missouri have apparently decided to not participate in any further football related activities until the top administrator at the school resigns.
That information comes from Mizzou football player Anthony Sherrils’ Twitter account.
A graduate student and campus activist named Jonathan L. Butler has been on a hunger strike for the past 5 days. Butler has demanded that University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe resign or Butler will starve himself to death.
Wolfe has been the target of a large protest over the past week due to perceptions among some students that he does not care about recent racially charged incidents that were reported on the campus.
“There is no reforming him,” Butler told Rise News of Wolfe. “With him as a leader, he has not taken a firm stance on these issues or tried to make it a more inclusive campus.
— HeMadeAKing (@1Sherrils_2MIZZ) November 8, 2015
58 of MU’s 84 scholarship players are African-American. I count about 30 in the picture. — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) November 8, 2015
Missouri athletics came out in support of their players in a statement released to a reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Statement from MU spokesman Chad Moller: pic.twitter.com/vzClRe5b8B
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) November 8, 2015
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Cover Photo Credit: Anthony Sherrils/ Twitter