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Missouri Football Players Threaten To Boycott Season Amid Racial Tension

In response to mounting racial tensions at the University of Missouri and an administration’s perceived failure to address students’ concerns, members of the school’s football team have threatened to boycott its remaining games, leaving administrators reeling and emboldening student activists who have been demanding a change in leadership.

Anthony Sherrils, a sophomore defensive back for the Tigers, said on social media late Saturday night that a group of African American players — including several starters — were joining an on-campus movement, posting a photograph that included 31 football players alongside a statement that called for school president Tim Wolfe to resign or be fired.

Players say they won’t return to football-related activities until Wolfe is gone, and coaches had no choice but to cancel the Tigers’ practice Sunday, casting doubt on whether Missouri will be able to field a team Saturday against Brigham Young — or in any of its three remaining games.