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.