Bo Schembechler statue in Ann Arbor devastated with red paint, graffiti

ANN ARBOR, me. – The Bo Schembechler statue in front of Schembechler Hall on the University of Michigan campus was destroyed with red paint and graffiti on Wednesday.

On the steps next to the statue were the words “BO KNEW” and the sentence “Heil den Vpfern”. The sentence supports the survivors of the former university doctor Dr. Robert Anderson.

Read: Bo Schembechler statue destroyed with red paint, graffiti: “Heil the Victims”

“I know he’s a football legend. We love our football at the University of Michigan, but at the same time there are people who love to feel safe on campus, ”said newcomer Robert Williams. “To be honest. I don’t blame the person who does it. “

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Former student athlete and survivor of Anderson’s abuse, John Vaughn, has been protesting outside the university president’s home for 47 days. He said the vandalism was the result of decades of anger.

“I do not condone vandalism. I think there is a certain amount of frustration here in Ann Arbor and on campus, ”Vaughn said.

Just days before rivals University of Michigan and Ohio State compete in a football game, players on both football teams speak out against a culture of silence.

Rocky Radcliff said he was a survivor of the abuses of Richard Strauss, another team doctor with decades of allegations against him.

“It shows the outrage of the student body, the general public,” said Radcliff.

Surveillance cameras are located in the area where the vandalism took place. The investigation continues.

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