Jul. 15, 2015
Nebraska Football Player Answers Hateful Rhetoric With Powerful Message
The power of today's young people has never been expressed better than Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose Ivey did on Monday. Ivey, and teammates DaiShon Neal and Mohamed Barry kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before the start of Saturday's game against Northwestern University. As you can imagine, the backlash has been incredible.
They have received death threats, a litany of racists messages and one Regent members wants them kicked out of school, simply for expressing their freedom of speech.
Hal Daub, a member of the Nebraska Board of Regents, wanted the young men kicked out of school: "It's a free country. They don't have to play football for the university either.
"They know better, and they had better be kicked off the team. They won't take the risk to exhibit their free speech in a way that places their circumstance in jeopardy, so let them get out of uniform and do their protesting on somebody else's nickel."
But Ivey and his teammates are standing their ground. Listen to his powerful speech that takes on