CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — The sports community is speaking out in response to the protests that have occurred following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Current and former Illini athletes have shared their messages on social media to protest social injustice.
Illinois basketball guard Trent Frazier shared a photo on twitter, with the message “I Can’t Breathe” written on the shirt. That is in reference to Floyd’s last words. Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood also shares a statement on social media saying, “Illinois Basketball is a family, we believe in treating everyone with respect.”
Below are more Illini that have shared their messages on social media: