Minnesota coaches, players chime in on Twitter
Minnesota football players have dominated all media outlets to try and prove their point.
After a players-only meeting and a public statement, Minnesota’s football boycott trickled over to social media. The boycott, stemming from the suspension of 10 players, is against all football-related activities including the Holiday Bowl until those suspensions are lifted.
Several Gophers took to Twitter to express their anger with 10 teammates being suspended from football activities for the remainder of the year. Most used the hashtag #WeHadEnough.
Nothing can separate this brotherhood. Nothing. #WeHadEnough
— Carter Coughlin (@Cmoe34) December 15, 2016
Nobody understands us . Stand up or get rolled over . #WeHadEnough 〽️
— Eric icky Carter (@LilEazyVert9) December 15, 2016
We all we got! #WeHadEnough 〽️
— Geech®〽️ (@w_d_iii) December 15, 2016
Players weren’t the only ones that hopped on Twitter.
Head coach Tracy Claeys and defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel were also vocal on social media on Thursday, saying they were proud of their players for making this decision and standing up to the decision of Mark Coyle and Eric Kaler:
Have never been more proud of our kids. I respect their rights & support their effort to make a better world! 〽️????
— GoldenGopherHFC (@GoldenGopherHFC) December 16, 2016
I have always been proud of our players at Minnesota – and forever will be !!!!
— Jay Sawvel (@JaySawvel) December 16, 2016
Originally, it was expressed that the suspension of the players was based on an agreement between Athletic Director Mark Coyle and Claeys.
It doesn’t appear as if that is true, based on Claeys’ comments.