Nebraska’s men’s basketball team took a public stand against racism during Saturday’s game against Rutgers after a student at the school distributed online videos backing white nationalists earlier this week.
Wearing T-shirts that read “Hate Will Never Win” during warmups, Nebraska players also participated in a video denouncing racism to be shown at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Earlier this week, Nebraska biochemistry major Daniel Kleve professed to being an active white nationalist while disparaging Martin Luther King Jr., African-Americans and Mexicans in the controversial video.
“The No. 1 thing, our guys realize they are in a place to make a great impact,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said to reporters Friday. “The exposure over the next six weeks, their message can be strong and they can have a positive impact on our campus community.”
Nebraska’s men’s basketball team is doing a positive job of promoting the school and the state by being intolerant of racist behavior. This video and this topic will likely be discussed at length at the school and the men’s basketball team is doing its part to take a stand by creating positive dialogue.
While the Associated Press is reporting that Nebraska’s players brought up a potential boycott of the Rutgers game, the idea was quickly shot down in favor of video and shirts.