UM football parents organizing protest of B1G's decision outside Michigan Stadium for Saturday
Michigan was supposed to be opening its season on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Seattle with a B1G-Pac-12 showdown against Washington. Then, when the B1G adjusted its conference-only schedule, the Wolverines were scheduled to host Purdue to open the season on that date.
Now, Sept. 5 will be the date of a protest led by parents of Michigan football student-athletes. The Big House will be the site.
On Tuesday, the Wolverine Football Parents announced on Twitter that it has scheduled a UM Protest Kickoff for Saturday, meeting at the Big House Tunnel at 1 p.m. The group is hoping for a large turnout to show support for players.
#LetThemPlayNOW UM Protest Kickoff at the Big House Tunnel 1pm Sat. Sept.5th~ Players, Parents, Coaches, Students, Fans: Come One Come ALL! Deck out in Game Day attire, wear Masks, and get LOUD! It's GREAT to be a Michigan Wolverine! Let Them Play NOW!!〽️💙
— Wolverine Football Parents (@WolverineFamily) September 1, 2020
The tweet says that players, parents, coaches, students and fans are all welcome to participate.
Parents are protesting the B1G’s decision to postpone the fall football season with little transparency. There have already been a handful of protests in the B1G, including one in Chicago outside the conference’s headquarters and another in Columbus outside Ohio Stadium.
Student-athletes, parents and coaches have asked for more transparency from the B1G, but have not received much information from the league or its presidents.