Ole Miss has boycotted practice in support of national protests
After Milwaukee Bucks players decided to walk out on the NBA playoffs following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, which forced the entire league to hit the pause button on the ongoing playoffs, another nation-wide protest soon followed to other sports.
On Thursday, the protests reached the Southeastern Conference as Kentucky became the first league program to decide not to practice with Mississippi State joining the movement later in the day.
Mark Stoops and Mike Leach have publicly supported their players’ decisions to protest.
Now Ole Miss has become the third program from the SEC to unite behind a common cause.
Instead of practicing on Friday morning, Rebel players walked out of practice and met in the Oxford Square to hold a peaceful protest.
The Ole Miss football team on the Square with a peaceful protest. They also walked out of this morning’s practice. pic.twitter.com/8fKwvloyv2
— Chuck Rounsaville (@SpiritChuck) August 28, 2020
— Leo Szn J. Spiehler (@StaceyJSpiehler) August 28, 2020
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