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The Big 12 is set to debut its 2020 fall football social justice campaign and commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that campaign will consist of players possibly on the field for the national anthem, public service announcements to run on stadium scoreboards and a social justice message on jerseys.
According to ESPN, Big 12 players “will be wearing a social justice message on the front left of their uniforms, as well as a black Big 12-branded unity sticker on the back of their helmets.”
Bowlsby adds that schools will take part in a unity message during pregame activities and advertising and programming will also be used by the conference to promote social justice.
“I think that systemic racism is not going to go away anytime soon,” Bowlsby told ESPN. “But hopefully we can make some progress, and that’s certainly our intent.”
The social justice message worn on the jerseys will be up to the school to decide. It’s unclear if the conference gave the schools a list of accepted terms.
The conference will also start “a Black student-athlete council w/ one male and one female athlete from each campus,” Oklahoman reporter Ryan Aber said on Twitter. The Big 12 season kicks off Saturday with eight games.
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We were fools to think the very epicenter of the leftist cancer in our society, universities, would let us have football without bullshit.
The Woke checklist is growing. Gotta note these quickly!
1. Kneel during anthem – check
2. Covid mask -check
3. SJW sticker on helmet/jersey-check
4. Follow CardiB on Instagram-check
5. Play with Kaepernick on Madden-check
6. Subscribe to Washington Post-check
7. At least 12 bumper stickers on car -check
8. Say “systemic racism” once per day-check
good list John, you could add 9) have players, coaches and students attend Critical race theory bs seminar
Predictable and disappointing.
‘Forgive them father, they know not what they do.’ 😇
Face palm and eye rolling so hard.
“The conference will also start “a Black student-athlete council w/ one male and one female athlete from each campus”
They don’t want “unity”…they want segregation.
You have to assume this is going to happen in just about anything public-facing. Adjust accordingly 👍🏼
Ashamed Kansas State fan here. Cancelled my season tickets (football & basketball) and won’t be back or buying any gear until this stuff is over. Bought a VIP membership with the extra money. Nothing is safe. So disappointing.
Oklahoma Sooner here and man I have to say this is way to much for me. I just cant understand this nonsense. I was so excited for football, but I just cant get into it this year. Hello PGA Golf.
Meh more SJW nonsense. Force it upon us force it.
Nothing like forced political speech to bring unity.
This is what happens when you live on social media instead of the real world. You believe false narratives like systemic racism actually exist.
Please….can I just watch football without the Mumbo Jumbo?!! I’m going surfing….
Thanks Joe! More relevant sports stories. What does it mean to have the right to free speech? It certainly does not mean… Being told to put some message on your jersey to appease the twitter mob! As if the gifted young athletes don’t have enough to worry about with just making the team. Just let the athletes play and live life!!
Say it ain’t so, Joe!
I was hoping college football would fill the gap of the NFL this year. Nope, and good riddance.
This is the insidious nature of leftism. Stupid people blindly adopting symbols that self-identify their stupidity, and then they moralize to the rest of us.