Kirk Herbstreit breaks down in tears discussing social injustice during College GameDay
With all the turmoil in this country making its way into the college football world, it was no surprise to see the College GameDay crew discuss it during Saturday’s show.
Maria Taylor, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Rece Davis, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit were all involved in the discussion, and Herbstreit got emotional during his segment.
When discussing the injustices Black athletes and Black people, in general, go through in America, Herbstreit implored us all to do better and stand beside everyone:
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— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 5, 2020
“How do you listen to these stories and not feel pain and not want to help?” Herbstreit asks. “Wearing a hoodie. Putting your hands at 10 and 2. ‘Oh god, I’d better watch out because I’m wearing Nike gear.’ Like, what? What are we talking about? You can’t relate to that if you’re white, but you can listen and you can try to help. Because this is not OK. It’s just not. We’ve got to do better, man. We’ve got to lock arm-in-arm and be together.”
Players across the country are participating in social justice marches, and it is having an impact in communities across the nation. This will certainly be something that continues to happen as the 2020 season gets underway.