BTN.com staff, May 14, 2015

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois football players, past and present, took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support for the program and head coach Tim Beckman.

Last Sunday, former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic sent out a flurry of critical tweets that accused Beckman of running a culture of player mistreatment.

Cvijanovic, who tore his meniscus vs. Ohio State on Nov. 1 and missed the rest of the 2014 season, stopped playing football because, ?I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn?t want to play anymore.?

The offensive lineman started 29 games at Illinois during his final three seasons. He was one of three players who represented the Illini last July at the Big Ten?s Media Days in Chicago.

See the tweets from current and former Illini below.

https://twitter.com/SteveHull5/status/598874904461647872 https://twitter.com/SteveHull5/status/598875981525307393 https://twitter.com/SteveHull5/status/598881056310169602 https://twitter.com/SteveHull5/status/598885299284914176 https://twitter.com/IHaveA_Evantage/status/597600567557365761 https://twitter.com/M_Monheim43/status/598873404809162752 https://twitter.com/M_Monheim43/status/598873760331014145 https://twitter.com/JDuVernois18/status/598870894715510785 https://twitter.com/zheata/status/598871815142834176 https://twitter.com/HouseOfBain_/status/598871153734594560 https://twitter.com/jnudera6/status/598872733582172161 https://twitter.com/FitzJimmy10/status/598870952752066560