Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will meet with Muslim students and others upset with his support of the showing of "American Sniper" on campus Wednesday, according to a report on The College Fix.
Harbaugh backed the film and professed support of its subject, veteran Chris Kyle, in an April 8 tweet, which came amid a campus debate whether to screen the Clint Eastwood-produced film starring Bradley Cooper. The school reversed a decision to cancel a screening and showed the film at its original time and place.
The meeting between Harbaugh and the group scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was described as a "private dialogue," according to UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald in an email to The College Fix.
Students protested the film's screening because it, "condones a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and North African propaganda," according to sophomore Lamees Mekkaoui, who started a petition to get the screening canceled.
Harbaugh weighed in on the controversy, saying "American Sniper" would not be off-limits to his team.
"Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!," he tweeted.