Just hours after Michigan State players raised their fists in protest during the national anthem, Michigan followed suit.
Per Detroit Free-Press reporter Mark Snyder, FB Khalid Hill, CB Jourdan Lewis, LB Mike McCary, LB Devin Bush and LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse were among the players raising their fists to protest police violence against African-Americans.
A few U-M players held up fist during national anthem: Looked like Khalid Hill, Mike McCray, Devin Bush, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Jourdan Lewis
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) September 24, 2016
Michigan players join the anthem protest https://t.co/r8fIB83UyD
— Joe Fleming (@ByJoeFleming) September 24, 2016
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) September 24, 2016
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick started the movement by kneeling during the national anthem in the NFL preseason.
Michigan State senior RB Delton Williams, senior DE Gabe Sherrod, and freshman S Kenney Lyke raised their fists before the Spartans game against Wisconsin.