Kansas State football players mentioned Saturday they deliberate on boycotting group actions till faculty officers create a coverage that might enable a pupil to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.”
A tweet from pupil Jaden McNeil final week that mentioned, “Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!” prompted the choice for players to boycott.
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“We are demanding that Kansas State University put a policy in place that allows a student to be dismissed for displaying openly racist, threatening, or disrespectful actions toward a student or groups of students,” the players mentioned in a letter. “We have resolved that we cannot play, practice, or meet until these demands are heard and actions taken. We love Kansas State, but we must stand together and protect all students moving forward.”
The players additionally expressed their opinion in tweets.
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On Thursday, McNeil posted his feedback about Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody Might 25 after an officer kneeled on his neck for greater than eight minutes in a second caught on cellphone video.
He describes himself because the founding father of a conservative group referred to as America First College students, which Kansas State says isn’t at present registered on campus due to a scarcity of members.
McNeil wrote on Twitter that he was “forced” to delete the unique Floyd tweet. He additionally went on the protection, saying those that have threatened and tried to doxx him “have yet to be condemned.”
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Kansas State College officers have mentioned they’re exploring their choices for motion after McNeil’s tweet. College president Richard Myers mentioned Friday that “divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.