UF leadership addresses racial crisis

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[Courtesy of UAA]

University of Florida head and assistant coaches from various sports teams have taken to social media with statements after days of protests against police brutality on people of color around the nation.

UF president Kent Fuchs issued a statement on Twitter on Friday, men’s basketball coach Mike White followed with one Saturday. Gators football coach Dan Mullen joined the national commentary Sunday night.

“I stand in unison with President Fuchs, my current and former players, coaches, and all others that have used their voice to condemn racism and oppression,” Mullen wrote on his Twitter account.

“During these difficult times, we need unity, compassion and a love for each other more than ever. As we slowly return to the freedoms in our daily lives from this global pandemic, my hope is that we can work together towards a society with freedom, opportunity and social justice for ALL.”

UF soccer coach Becky Burleigh and volleyball coach Mary Wise have also posted their thoughts.