Published: Wed, September 28, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey told he should be lynched for anthem protest

Rose-Ivey, as well as teammates Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal, dropped to one knee during the national anthem before Saturday's game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Michael Rose-Ivey, a senior linebacker, spoke about the situation during a press conference.

Unacceptable. Fortunately, Rose-Ivey is much more rational in his reactions to what can only be described as racist numbskulls having too easy access to contacting players in 140 characters or fewer. Another believe that, since we didn't want to stand for the anthem, then we should be hung before the anthem for the next game.

Rose-Ivey tells media that he chose to join San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick because he is a man of God and he cares about stopping the injustices happening to Black people. "He could factor into maybe their leadership potential and whether they are team guys and things like that but that is probably as far as it goes". Let me understand what it's like to grow up as an African-American in this country.

"Mike is a very, very thoughtful person, and I think he's a very aware person", Riley said.

"While the anthem played, I prayed along with DaiShon and Mohamed, and we asked God to watch over us and protect us, to look down on this country with grace and mercy and to look down on all of us with grace and mercy", he told reporters.

"They're not speaking on their behalf, but on the behalf of others". He knew he would get attention for what he did, but, as he said, "what we didn't expect, was the enormous amount of hateful, racially motivated comments we received from friends, peers, fans, members of the media and others about the message of protests". "We all realized that there is a systemic problem in America ..."

"Like 15 positives to the negative", Barry said, according to the World-Herald. "We must have accountability, we must have understanding, we must have love, but we must also have genuine dialogue that finds genuine solutions and demands genuine actions".

His teammates said they respect his difference of opinion and support him including Sam Hahn.

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