Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem to protest Confederacy rally

Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem to protest Confederacy rally

Eight Mississippi players knelt during the national anthem before their victory over Georgia on Saturday. The gesture was in response to a Confederacy rally held near the arena. A member of the team said they did so as they were tired of the hate groups coming to their school and portraying the campus like ’we have these hate groups in our actual school’.

KCooper
KCooper
AW1990
AW1990 1 year

So are they kneeling because the confederacy lost and they hate slave free america? or are they kneeling because they failed history class?

Phil Scott
Phil Scott 1 year

Do one with your amateur dramatics "protesting". You want to help people in need? Go Help Them. This is self serving and pathetic.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

At least it for a real thing unlike Kaepernick kneeling for the myth of police brutality on black people.

themdg
themdg 1 year

Seems like something that should lose you a scholarship.

Ralph
Ralph 1 year

so they're protesting the first amendment?

SimonR
SimonR 1 year

Who gives a shit if these pricks want to ruin their sport? Everyone else who plays with good intentions. Kick them out of they keep doing this stupid shit.

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

will they sue when they dont get drafted by the nba?

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

So powerful lol

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

Let em protests its fine, its just free speech vs free speech

Paul N
Paul N 1 year

Are they kneeling in protest of evening out racial discrimination in the NBA? There should be equal numbers of all races and genders at all times playing in the league. I’m triggered.

chrisretusn
chrisretusn 1 year

On your knees like a rat eating cheese.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 1 year

And this picture will follow them everywhere. That's the thing about sporting culture, supporting your team mates and doing what is best for your team are what makes a great team athlete. If you kneel are you showing this discipline?

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

So they kneel but no one seems to know y? I am one of those people.

Noahh
Noahh 1 year

This would make sense if the anthem was played for the confederate flag - I don’t get how kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner conveys protest to a confederate rally nearby

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