Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin is proud of the university.
Recently, Texas A&M announced its decision to cancel a “White Lives Matter” rally that was set to take place on campus Sept. 11. The rally was set to feature well-known white supremacist Richard Spencer and was set up by Aggies alum Preston Wiginton.
When Sumlin discussed the school’s decision to cancel the rally, he had nothing but praise.
“I’m really proud of [the school’s decision],” Sumlin said, via ESPN. “I was thankful and very, very proud of Chancellor (John) Sharp and our president to put an end to it.”
“[This is a time] when leadership comes to the front, and our leadership did that. We’ve talked about that as a team too, and our appreciation for our leadership to step in. It’s big for the players, big for our coaching staff — it’s big for everybody.”
The decision to hold a “White Lives Matter” rally at Texas A&M was reportedly inspired by the events that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month which left one woman dead after a Nazi drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters who were standing up against racism.
Considering the death of Heather Heyer and the multiple other injuries, Texas A&M made the right decision to squash any hate and racism on campus before it could be displayed.
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