Before the Wisconsin-Michigan game on Saturday, Michigan football players and at least one cheerleader made a statement during the national anthem.

Many players raised their fists, while at least one cheerleader took a knee.

They are clearly participating in the growing silent protest that was initially started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who has been raising awareness about police violence against minorities in America.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.