Clemson football players attempted to promote unity and acceptance.
It had the opposite effect on some fans.
The Tigers for Saturday night’s season-opener at Wake Forest wore helmet decals that read “Love,” “Equality,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Put a Stop to Racism.” The team’s official Twitter page, @ClemsonFB, put out a photo showing all for with the words “Playing with a purpose.”
And it created quite a division on the social media platform, plenty of praise but also things like this:
“Love I can support. BLM? No.”
“Done with Clemson football. This is (expletive deleted).”
“Never watching again. Selling all my Clemson merch and donating it to the local PD. You can have the Marxism and lose a fan.”
Just win, baby. That’ll take care of the dissent.