Guy, as much as you would hope to keep politics/social causes and sports separate, that toothpaste is out of the tube and it ain’t going back in. It probably went out the evening that Minneapolis cop crushed the life out of George Floyd, or Breonna Taylor was shot eight times by the Louisville police as she slept. Given that football and basketball are both heavily minority sports, and minorities have found their voice on many issues this summer, they’re not going to go quietly and social issues are not going away,
Did anyone notice that Iowa released its investigation of the football program that found that Black athletes were essentially expected to act like white guys and disciplined if they didn’t? I’m sure that’s going to make it very difficult for the current Iowa staff to recruit black kids.
And if Arkansas doesn’t allow patches and our opponents do, darn straight they’ll use it against us in recruiting, “Those rednecks in Arkansas don’t care about your opinion or your freedom of expression,” etc.
This thread’s gonna get locked in 3, 2, 1…