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Michigan RB Donovan Edwards retweets anti-Semitic comment

Donovan Edwards on the practice field

Michigan running back Donovan Edwards warms up before the Orange Bowl against Georgia on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida. Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier/USA TODAY NETWORK

A Michigan football player is facing criticism ahead of Saturday’s big game against Michigan State because of his social media activity.

Donovan Edwards, a sophomore running back, retweeted an anti-Semitic comment in the wake of the Kanye West scandal. The tweet came from an account with the handle @TheXFilmXLord. The tweet was a broad, negative generalization that said “Jewish people will literally tell you that they want you to kill your own and humiliate your women simply because they have children to feed.”

If you look at Edwards’ timeline, you will see that almost all of his Twitter activity is related to race. In this particular instance, he is sure to hear from Michigan about what he retweeted.

Michigan’s largest donor, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, is Jewish. That is just one of many reasons there are a lot of people in Ann Arbor who will not be happy about Edwards’ retweet.

Edwards has played a significant role for the Wolverines this season. He has 43 carries for 307 yards and four touchdowns. He had some strong comments this week about Michigan’s upcoming game against rival Michigan State.

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