George Floyd, who had an extensive criminal history, died in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
Kansas State's Dean of Students Thomas Lane released a statement on McNeil's tweet through his Twitter account.
Kansas State University footballers announced a strike on Saturday saying they will boycott all team activities until the university puts in place a policy that allows for a student to be expelled for "openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions", reported the Associated Press. "These divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university", Myers tweeted. We are launching an immediate review of the university's options.
Jaden McNeil, the president and founder of the school's America First student organization, tweeted out a comment congratulating Floyd "on being drug free for an entire month!"More news: House Votes To Expand ACA For First Time Since 2010
McNeil accused the group of "condemning the innocent high school students for having the gall to smile in the face of an adult's aggressive behavior", and he saw this as an example of their "fair-weather conservatism", according to an article in American Greatness, which summarized the controversy.
Chris Klieman is issuing his support for his athletes, a day after the majority of the Kansas State football team said they wouldn't play.
Wide receiver Joshua Youngblood and defensive back Walter Neil Jr. both tweeted that they would not play for the school unless McNeil is removed from campus, though Youngblood has since removed his tweet.
"Our program and our coaches will continue to be part of the solution when it comes to racial injustice", Klieman wrote in a tweet.More news: Oil rises over 1% on US crude stockpile draw, manufacturing activity
Multiple players have posted the statement, including quarterback Skylar Thompson, Independence native and Fort Osage graduate. A number of college athletes around the country have used their influence to push for social justice since Floyd's death.
"To our family at Kansas State: Due to the recent disparaging, insensitive and unsettling comments made by a fellow student, we as a football team, after consultation with students from campus organizations as well as students from the general student body, feel it is best for us to stand with the students". The student has claimed on social media that the tweet was a joke.
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