Fifty-eight of the University of Missouri’s 84 football scholarships go to Black players…all of whom have decided to boycott playing because of their call for the removal of the school’s president, Tim Wolfe.
A statement has been released via Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians group on Twitter, showing their stance on the matter.
— LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 8, 2015
The players are wanting Wolfe gone because of his alleged negligence in dealing with the slew of racist incidences occurring on campus, one of which involved Missouri Students Association president Payton Head–who is Black–called the n word by whites on campus. Many of the university’s students have used the hashtag #ConcernedStudent1950 to show their support for the ongoing movement.