Michigan coach Bo Schembechler’s son Glenn quits over questionable ‘likes’ on social media posts about Jim Crow slavery
The son of famed Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, Glenn, has come under fire for ‘liking’ racist social media posts, according to a report.
Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler resigned as assistant director of Michigan football recruiting just days after being hired after “likes” came to the attention of the school.
#GlennSchembechler resigns from Michigan recruiting job after social media controversy https://t.co/Mgoj9wziwa via @nypost
— Campus Circle (@CampusCircle) May 21, 2023
The likes included one in which a Twitter user suggested Jim Crow laws were actually good for black people. He also seemed to “like” the tweets blasting the black New York Dem. Representative Hakeem Jeffries.
“Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned from his position with Michigan Football,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement, according to Fox News. “We are aware of some comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain among members of our community. Michigan Athletics is fully committed to creating a place where our coaches, staff, and student-athletes feel welcome and where we fully support the university and athletic department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The younger Schembechler appeared to have combed through his Twitter account to “contrary” as many posts as he could after being hired. But it didn’t complete the task fast enough to stop people from taking screenshots of the account.
So, was the Schembechler guy hired to recruit children of Klansmen?
Or what’s the strategy there with this one? pic.twitter.com/nGjh5wY81w
— Fireball Sommelier (@Sheehan_Sports) May 19, 2023
Glenn Schembechle is the son of Bo Schembechler, the Wolverines coach from 1969 to 1989, who led the team to 13 Big Ten championships.
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