The University of Virginia was one of the most outspoken programs in the country following the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville earlier this month.
Being that the incident was in their own backyard, the head coach of both the basketball and football programs took it upon themselves to issues touching video statements.
They hope to further the healing process throughout the 2017 season by wearing patches on their uniform that will say “HoosTogether” on them.
— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) August 28, 2017
An image of the patch is yet to be released, though the wait won’t be very long. The University of Virginia will be opening their 2017 season at home in Charlottesville against William & Mary.
The use of the patch on the uniform will extend beyond the football team, and carry-over into basketball season.
While the use of a uniform patch won’t solve the racial divide that led to the shocking tragedy in Charlottesville in the first place, it is a considerate display shown by the university.