Nebraska basketball players speak out, make statement on racial injustice
Members of Nebraska’s men’s basketball team are taking a stand against racial injustice. And they made their point very clear on Thursday afternoon.
Players from the men’s basketball team, as well as head coach Fred Hoiberg, gathered outside Hendricks Training Complex to give a statement on racial injustice to the media. Each of the 12 players, along with Hoiberg, stood in front of the podium to speak.
Each player said “I stand here today for…” followed by the names of Black men and women who have been victim to police brutality or racial violence.
Kobe Webster and Teddy Allen then took to the podium to talk about the ways in which they plan to help make change. Perhaps the most powerful line of their statements was “We want to play a role in change, and we want you all to join us. No more hashtags, only change.”
Below is the full video Nebraska posted on its Twitter account:
We stand together. pic.twitter.com/mYrQbCCRLy
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) August 27, 2020