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Flag Football: How a Silent Gesture by Three Black Huskers Loosed a Storm of Racism, Threats, and Hate

Nebraska is normally as placid as the Platte River that flows through it. But when three members of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team kneeled during the national anthem last Saturday night, the river turned to blood. This is what Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal, and Mohamed Barry did. After one of them let the coach know what he planned to do, the three dropped to one knee during the national anthem, linked hands, and prayed.
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