Now, after 37 years, a ridiculous national anthem protest has thrown the Michigan football program into Philadelphia Eagles territory. The Wolverines are officially dead to me.
Players for the Michigan and Michigan State football teams were seen protesting the national anthem in their respective games Saturday.
The Wolverines and Spartans were the latest athletes to follow the example set by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked national discussion by first sitting — then kneeling — for the national anthem as a form of protest.
Several Michigan players were also seen raising gloved right hands prior to Michigan’s home game against Penn State.
My argument is this: if you are going to perform a black power salute, go all the way. Tell white America – especially white police officers – you do not need or want their support. Be open about it, and believe me, your white fans (and financial base) will go away quietly.
I will never watch another Michigan game again, and my Michigan apparel is going to Goodwill.