TCU Football’s END RACISM Facebook post annoys some

The The TCU Football Team The Facebook page updated its cover photo on Wednesday evening.

The change came on a night when the NBA playoffs were postponed, along with several MLB games and NFL practices following the police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The image is simple: the words “END RACISM” were painted on a sidewalk on campus.

Most of Thursday night’s 800+ impressions backed up the sentiment with thumbs up, hearts and smiley face emoticons. The image was shared by at least 45 people and received over 200 comments.

You might be surprised to learn, however, that a simple call to end racism was not completely met with high fives and “Amens!”

No, apparently advocacy for equality was a bridge too far for some TCU Fans and others who for some reason were drawn to the Horned Frogs page to see what the fuss was all about.

Cam Cook found some of the comments heartwarming, with those expressing their displeasure with TCU’s post.

“These comments give me hope. I used to get grilled if I disagreed with something like that…of course we don’t all want racism. It’s divisive. The end of racism now implies that white people are racist…which is divisive and racist…Pimping is sad.Remember that.

David Calvert tried to make a point about the The history of horned frogs to exclude black players from their teams until 1965, when James Cash broke the color barrier in the basketball team. Linzy Cole Jr. joined the football team the following year.

“Now what, 75% are? And you want me to believe that we are ‘systematically racist’??? I expected more from you…than the current political lies.

Brett Nichols does not want educational institutions to be platforms for politics or systematic indoctrination. And while he’s at it, he thinks TCU needed to show their support for the recent death of a 5-year-old white boy killed in North Carolina.

“This is clearly stated due to the fact that there are so many minority athletes that TCU has to attend their conferences to make money. The TCU didn’t care about the five-year-old boy who was shot in the head recently on his bike. But hey, what do I know, I’m anti-Marxist.

Brett Kirby has gone all the way with his purpose on TCU’s football Facebook page.

“If you want to end racism in America, you have to stop voting Democrat and call out the bias in the media,” Kirby said. “For an institute of higher learning, you don’t seem to research your pimping posts much, or provide more details.”

Bob Kellow was duped. He thought TCU’s football page would be wall-to-wall, crushing tackles and pretty spirals.

“I was under the mistaken impression that this was a college athletics site, not an advertising site for a ‘social justice’ cause celebre,” Kellow mused. “Where are those who demand an end to abortion, world hunger and nuclear proliferation? Inquiring minds want to know.

And then you have Sandy Ritchey, who said, “Racism is a matter of the individual heart. Painting signs, protests and riots will never end it,” Sandy posted. “Only each individual can choose how they treat another person.”

Carlos Estrada was not joking: “No more politics in sport! was his post.

And David McCollum is just sick of the volatility of the pending and shortened college football season or just tired of the Facebook feuds. He kept it short and sweet: “Just play football and win.”

This story was originally published August 28, 2020 12:00 a.m.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS Bowls, two trips to the College World Series, and the move to the Big 12. He covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and began reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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