Big change is coming to the state of Mississippi moving forward, as the state legislature voted to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag.

This comes after Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill tweeted earlier this week that he’d have nothing to do with the state until it changed the flag. The SEC and other conferences followed suit, saying the state wouldn’t be allowed to hold sanctioned conference-wide athletic events (like tournaments) until changes were made.

On Saturday, the vote passed the Mississippi House and a new flag will officially be decided on moving forward:

After the decision was made, Hill took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the change, saying he felt it deeply:

Others have taken to Twitter to praise Hill for using his platform as a top college athlete in order to help promote change:

It remains to be seen what the new flag will look like, but change is coming with regards to Mississippi’s flag.

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