Michigan Football Coach To PC Police: The Team Will Watch ‘American Sniper’

Derek Hunter Contributor
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He hasn’t coached a single game yet, but University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is already making waves on campus.

After news broke yesterday that the university decided not to screen the movie “American Sniper” because students protested the film’s subject, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, as a “racist” and “mass killer,” the new coach let his feelings be known.

Coach Harbaugh, who led the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII and was a star quarterback at Michigan in his younger days, took to Twitter to let Michigan students and the world know he wasn’t going to be pressured to be politically correct.

Harbaugh tweeted:

The response was immediate and overwhelmingly favorable.

While the response was overwhelmingly positive, it as not uniformly so.

Harbaugh’s statement even crossed the aisle to win praise from some of Michigan’s in-state rival Michigan State.