FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Members of the Lady Razorbacks are sending a message to raise awareness about racial injustice in America.
At Thursday night’s exhibition game against Oklahoma Baptist, student-athletes on the Arkansas Razorbacks Women’s basketball team chose to kneel during the National Anthem.
They participated in the movement that started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Some of the team members talked about the reason behind their stand during a news conference after the game.
“Me and my teammates took a kneel today during the National Anthem to speak for those who are oppressed. As Razorback student-athletes we have a platform to do that,” said Jordan Danberry, Sophomore Guard. “This situation, people have turned a blind eye to it. We’re here to raise awareness.”
“On behalf of me and my teammates..we love being a Lady Razorback and we love our fan base and we didn’t mean any disrespect by it,” added Briunna Freeman, Sophomore Guard. “We just feel like a lot of things in society need to change and one thing is police brutality.”
Watch the full news conference in the attached video.