Son of longtime Michigan coach’s Twitter account had questionable ‘likes’ about slavery, Jim Crow: reports
Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler, the son of longtime Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, resigned from the Wolverines’ employees on Saturday following the revelation of regarding social media exercise, the staff stated in an announcement.
Schembechler had taken a job as an assistant director of soccer recruiting. He made the announcement on Wednesday on his Twitter account.
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According to a number of reports, Schembechler’s Twitter account featured a number of questionable “likes,” together with the options that slavery and Jim Crow legal guidelines had a constructive impact on Black individuals.
“Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his position with Michigan Football,” Michigan’s athletic director Warde Manuel stated in an announcement. “We are aware of some comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain for individuals in our community. Michigan Athletics is fully committed to a place where our coaches, staff and student-athletes feel welcome and where we fully support the University’s and Athletic Department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
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Schembechler additionally appeared to “like” questionable posts aimed toward Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.
Schembechler was within the NFL for 25 years working as a scout, in accordance with the Detroit News. He final labored for the Las Vegas Raiders earlier than he was let go in February.
According to ESPN, Schembechler went by a background examine in the course of the hiring course of. The Twitter account related to him, @shemyscout, has since been deactivated.
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He is the son of Bo Schembechler, who coached the Wolverines from 1969-1989 and led the staff to 13 Big Ten Championships.