8 Eight Ole Miss Basketball Players Kneel During Anthem

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Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem ahead of Saturday’s home game in response to a pro-Confederate rally nearby.

“We’re just tired of these hate groups coming to our school,” player Breein Tyree told reporters after the game.

Two groups marched to a Confederate monument on the Oxford, Mississippi, campus — only a few hundred feet from the game — to encourage the preservation of the symbol that has stood for more than 100 years.

“For over a decade, the administration and faculty have completely disregarded and disrespected the traditions of a once great southern university,” rally organizers said on Facebook.

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