It didn’t seem like fans who attended today’s Florida-Ole Miss game appreciated the players who knelt on the field.
Before the game, members of both teams took a knee in unison for a “moment of unity’ to “acknowledge the unrest” in the country.
Let's play football. pic.twitter.com/xGuN1ygD8z
— Nick Suss (@nicksuss) September 26, 2020
Here’s the statement from both teams on why they decided to kneel in unison.
As members of the Ole Miss and Florida football teams, we recognize the impact of our personal platforms and are choosing to amplify the issues that directly impact us,” Ole Miss released in a statement. “Together we have chosen to take the opening series of today’s competition to acknowledge the unrest in our country surrounding the treatment of African Americans. We will continue to support social justice efforts as members of the Southeastern Conference and members of our respective communities.”
As the players knelt a scatter of boos could be heard on the broadcast from the limited crowd that were allowed to attend
— Joseph Salvador (@JosephSalvador_) September 26, 2020
— Matt’s 🔥🎬 (@Matts_Hot_Takes) September 26, 2020
— Renee (@ReeNee3120) September 26, 2020
Of course there were boos when their team kneeled. Ole Miss going to Ole Miss #UFvsMISS
— Patches_OHoolihan (@OHoolih4) September 26, 2020
If I payed my hard earned money to go to a game and I had to wait through this, I'd be booing too. https://t.co/AG98lwDTnu
— Chesquik (@Idub2810) September 26, 2020