Northwestern University tweeted support for one of their football alumni who’s participated in the protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody.
Ifeadi Odenigbo played for the Wildcats from 2012-2016 and finished his four years there with 23.5 sacks.
Odenigbo now plays in Minneapolis-- where these protests began-- for the Minnesota Vikings.
Besides getting out and marching with protestors, Odenigbo has been active on Twitter retweeting posts related to the unrest, including a message from his former coach Pat Fitzgerald.
Silence at a time like this is unacceptable, and complicit, especially from those who are privileged. Racism cannot be ignored. We can be better. We MUST be better.— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) May 29, 2020
We ALL have a responsibility if we’re going to fight systems of oppression.
Listen, love, respect, act. 💜
Odenigbo is the first person in his family to be born in the United States. His parents immigrated here from Nigeria.