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Mississippi student-athletes forgo practice to protest social injustice

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Photo by SportsTalk Mississippi’s Brian Hadad

Similar to the events following the death of George Floyd at the end of May, the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin has led to a wave of protests in society and the world of sports — with Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all taking part.

The Bulldog players decided to forgo Thursday’s practice to protest social injustice, choosing to meet at Unity Park in Starkville.

Ole Miss joined in the protest movement Friday with players organizing in front of the Oxford Courthouse following a march through the Square.

According to the Sun Herald, Southern Miss players have opted not to practice today and will march on campus later today to protest racial injustice.

The Kenosha shooting has caused widespread protests, some peaceful and some violent, plus the postponement of games in the NBA, MLB, and NHL.

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