Bennett supports team's stance on racial injustice

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Players on the Virginia men's basketball team have chosen to use Twitter to show their support for the fight against racial injustice.

And they have the full support of their head coach.

Point guard London Perrantes, the lone scholarship senior on the UVA roster this season, posted a picture Thursday night on Twitter of the Cavaliers kneeling mid-court on the practice gym floor, with their arms linked together.


On Friday, UVA coach Tony Bennett issued a statement backing his players' public statement.

“Our guys realize there are a lot of issues going on in our country. I support their desire to promote peace and equality," Bennett said.

The UVA players are the latest to offer demonstrations in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who made national headlines last month by refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL preseason games.

Kaepernick has said that he's trying to create more awareness for racial injustice in the United States.



 
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