Son of longtime Michigan coach’s Twitter account had questionable ‘likes’ about slavery, Jim Crow: reviews

Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler, the son of longtime Michigan soccer coach Bo Schembechler, resigned from the Wolverines’ employees on Saturday following the revelation of regarding social media exercise, the workforce 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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A Michigan Wolverines helmet on the sphere earlier than the Rutgers Scarlet Knights sport on Nov. 5, 2022, at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Wealthy Graessle/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

In line with a number of reviews, Schembechler’s Twitter account featured a number of questionable “likes,” together with the options that slavery and Jim Crow legal guidelines had a optimistic impact on Black folks.

“Efficient this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his place with Michigan Soccer,” Michigan’s athletic director Warde Manuel stated in an announcement. “We’re conscious of some feedback and likes on social media which have brought about concern and ache for people in our neighborhood. Michigan Athletics is totally dedicated to a spot the place our coaches, employees and student-athletes really feel welcome and the place we totally help the College’s and Athletic Division’s dedication to range, fairness and inclusion.”


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Athletic director Warde Manuel of the Wolverines throughout a sport towards the Illinois Combating Illini at Michigan Stadium on Nov. 19, 2022, in Ann Arbor. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Pictures)

Schembechler additionally appeared to “like” questionable posts geared toward Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

Schembechler was within the NFL for 25 years working as a scout, in keeping with the Detroit Information. He final labored for the Las Vegas Raiders earlier than he was let go in February.

In line with 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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Head coach Bo Schembechler of the Michigan Wolverines stands together with his workforce in the course of the 1990 Rose Bowl sport towards the USC Trojans in Pasadena, California. (Mike Powell/Allsport)

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He’s the son of Bo Schembechler, who coached the Wolverines from 1969-1989 and led the workforce to 13 Massive Ten Championships.

Peter Johnson