Regent Hal Daub Of Omaha Wants The Nebraska Players That Sat For The National Anthem Kicked Off The Team
BSO- Regent Hal Daub of Omaha, a veteran of the Korean War and a former Omaha mayor, said in an interview that student-athletes at NU “are not supposed to do things that create disparagement or negative implications.”
“It’s a free country,” Daub told the Journal Star on Tuesday. “They don’t have to play football for the university either.
“They know better, and they had better be kicked off the team,” he added. “They won’t take the risk to exhibit their free speech in a way that places their circumstance in jeopardy, so let them get out of uniform and do their protesting on somebody else’s nickel.”
Excuse my ignorance, but what the fuck is a 'Regent'? You know what, fuck it, I am not even going to look it up and ruin it for myself. I'm just going to assume it's the whitest position of power that anyone can possibly hold. I don't mean to make a blatantly race related topic even more racial, but if you had to stake your entire net worth on it would you bet that there has or hasn't been an African American 'Regent'? Honestly, if you told me a 'Regent' was a job that was created a month ago to try to strong arm people kneeling during the National Anthem into abiding by social norms I would have absolutely no reason not to believe you.
Anyway, if you want glimpse into every FaceBook newsfeed in Middle America then you can watch the above video in which Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey details the string of insanely racist threats directed at him by people that call themselves Cornhuskers "fans". I wouldn't really blame you if you didn't. It's pretty much exactly as bad as you'd expect it to be. That's what makes Hal Daub's insistence that he and those that joined him in taking a knee be kicked off the team seem relatively ridiculous. Cleverly worded, but relatively ridiculous.
I mean, I couldn't disagree with him more, but he made a decent point with that whole "free country" argument. Just letting a couple kids know that they the right to stand for what they believe in just like they have the right to get the fuck out of his state's university if they do. If that's not giving student-athletes full autonomy over their actions then I don't know what is. Poor Hal is just being misunderstood. He doesn't want people to feel silenced, he just wants them to speak up when he's not paying for it. I guess that brings us back to square one. Apparently a 'Regent' is someone that finances in-state scholarships. That's got to be it, because I can't see why else some old white dude would be threatening the free educations of peaceful protestors.