Ole Miss Basketball Players Kneel During The National Anthem

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Several Ole Miss basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday prior to a game against Georgia.

It appeared that six of the Ole Miss basketball players refused to stand for the anthem. As far as I can tell, this is the first time players at a major basketball program have kneeled for the anthem.

It’s not 100 percent clear at this time what motivated the kneeling, but there has been some speculation the Ole Miss players refused to stand in response to an event today described as a “Confederate protest” being held in Oxford.

There’s really not much to say here. Players shouldn’t be kneeling during the anthem for any reason, and I’m sure the school or the SEC will put an end to that immediately.

There also shouldn’t be “pro-Confederate” rallies going on in Oxford. Imagine going to a rally to support the Confederacy and honestly believing that’s a good idea. Beyond idiotic. (RELATED: Infamous Former Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze Reportedly Has Found A New Team)

You can watch a video of the stupidity below.

This is just disgraceful all the way around. It’s embarrassing people are marching in the streets in support of the Confederacy, and it’s embarrassing players chose to kneel.

Check back for me details as we have them.