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Clemson Players Sport Social Justice Messages On Uniforms

Clemson Players Sport Social Justice Messages On Uniforms

Several Clemson players wore social justice messages on their jerseys in playing Virginia on Saturday night a few days after Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said he was not in favor of messages of any kind on uniforms.

CLEMSON, S.C.: Several Clemson players wore social justice messages on their jerseys in playing Virginia on Saturday night a few days after Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said he was not in favor of messages of any kind on uniforms.

During warmups, receiver Amari Rodgers and running back Lyn-J Dixon had the word Equality where their names would be. Tailback Travis Etienne had the the word Peace in place of his name.

Other players had Love,” Together,” Unity,” and Enough, on their jerseys during warmups.

The top-ranked Tigers are facing Virginia in a rematch of last year’s ACC championship contest Saturday night.

Swinney said his objection to messages on uniforms was not because he didn’t approve of players expressing their views on social justice, but due to him being a traditionalist when it came to college football uniforms.

The Tigers have shined the spotlight on social justice issues several times this season. Players debuted several helmet stickers with phrases Equality,” Love,” Black Lives Matter, and Put a Stop to Racism in Clemson’s opener at Wake Forest on Sept. 12.

At home a week later, the team stood with arms locked along their sideline after the first quarter in support of social justice. The Clemson field had the words Unity and Equality on each sideline.

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