Ole Miss players kneel during anthem as pro-Confederate rally unfolds

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By Dennis Romero

As a pro-Confederate demonstration happened on their campus, eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem ahead of Saturday’s home game.

“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.

source: nbcnews.com