Ole Miss Players Kneel For Anthem In Protest Of Pro-Confederate Rally

 
 

Prior to the game Saturday, Ole Miss players K.J. Buffen, Terence Davis, Luis Rodriguez, Bruce Stevens, Devontae Shuler and Breein Tyree knelt during the playing of the national anthem before their team’s game against Georgia.

The reason that these athletes chose today to do this because of an ongoing pro-Confederacy march that would end at the school. Coach Kermit Davis addressed it after the game:

“I was not (aware). I was going to address it afterwards, I’ll address it now. This was all about the hate groups that came to our community trying to spread racism and bigotry, you know, in our community. It’s created a lot of tension for our campus. I think our players made an emotional decision to show these people they’re not welcome on our campus. We respect our players freedom and ability to choose that.”

Ole Miss went on to beat Georgia 72-71.

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