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Oklahoma Football Team Stages Silent Protest Over Racist Frat Video

The University of Oklahoma football team stands arm in arm on Owen Field on the campus in Norman, Okla., March 12, 2015, in response to the recent racist video from a now-closed campus fraternity. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)
The University of Oklahoma football team stands arm in arm on Owen Field on the campus in Norman, Okla., March 12, 2015, in response to the recent racist video from a now-closed campus fraternity. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

 

(ABC News) – The University of Oklahoma football team held a silent protest today instead of practicing in response to a video showing members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon reciting a racist chant.

Clad in black, the players took the field arm-in-arm Thursday afternoon and stood silently for several minutes before speaking with the media.

“This is an instance in which we feel like we have the opportunity to step up and promote that change,” said quarterback Trevor Knight. He was among those players and coaches who posted a statement saying the team had not practiced this week and asked that the university continue its investigation into the executive board of the fraternity.

“It turned our stomachs and our hearts,” added linebacker Eric Striker. “It really hurt all of us.”

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