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After University Canceled 'American Sniper' Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement


"...if that offends anybody then so be it!"

University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of "American Sniper" after the school pulled a showing when some students called it "anti-Muslim."

"Michigan Football will watch 'American Sniper'! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!" the coach tweeted to his nearly quarter-of-a-million followers.

The overwhelming response seemed positive.

An online letter had previously circulated on the university campus, contending the Academy Award-winning movie "promotes anti-Muslim ... rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer."

The school's Center for Campus Involvement announced later it would replace the Friday showing with "Paddington."

UPDATE — 11:04 p.m. ET: Shortly after coach Harbaugh's tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong.

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