Alabama State’s marching band spelled out “Trayvon” during halftime at Saturday night game against Jackson State, apparently in solidarity with slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
AL.com reported that several people who attended the game between the two historically black universities tweeted photos of the commemoration of Mr. Martin, a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot Feb. 26, 2012, by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic.
Mr. Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers on July 13, sparking nationwide protests by people who believe Mr. Martin was targeted because of his race and also those who oppose “stand your ground” self-defense laws.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp tweeted a photo of the tribute on Friday.
The Alabama State Hornets lost 30-23 to the Jackson State Tigers, AL.com reported.