Charleston State football players began a protest against the school administration last weekend with an unusual move.
According to reports, the Buccaneers removed the school logo decal from the side of their helmets for last Saturday’s game against Presbyterian.
While some may immediately assume the protests were connected to the growing number of protests across the sports world which take a stand against social injustice and racial inequality, the Charleston State protest is actually in regards to issues on campus.
From the report:
Media reports in Charleston say the players feel they are being treated poorly. One of the main concerns is the amount and availability of getting food service on campus.
“Our kids were in a place where they wanted to be unified on something. They’re working on some things that they had some problems with,” first-year head coach Mark Tucker told local media outlet Live 5 News.
“I facilitated the meetings that needed to take place and counseled with them and told them this is the way things are going to work.”
The football team is now working with the school administration to resolve their issues.
Well done, fellas.
The Buccaneers, which currenty sit in first-place in the Big South, return to action this weekend against Savannah State. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. ET.