Michael Rose-Ivey again captured the attention of Nebraska fans and the college football world when he made an impassioned statement about why he took a knee during the national anthem.
Rose-Ivey noted that there was a lot of hateful backlash for his protest, which came alongside two teammates. The Huskers cornerback noted he was called the n-word and was told he should “be hung” before the next game on social media.
These alarming comments caught the attention of former Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, who tweeted he was “completely ashamed of Husker Nation and so many people.”
— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) September 26, 2016
Rose-Ivey and teammates Mo Barry and DaiShon Nea have received both support and disdain for their decision.
Abdullah, now in his second NFL season with the Detroit Lions, was placed on injured reserve last week.