For tonight’s big No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash, the Duke basketball team took the court wearing the “Equality” t-shirts that were first worn before the team’s exhibition game against Northwest Missouri State last month.
The t-shirts were a way for the team to come together in a stance against injustice.
“We wanted to make sure that basically the equality shirt, stood for ‘one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,'” head coach Mike Krzyzewski told the Charlotte Observer at the time. “Does that sound familiar? It’s part of the Pledge of Allegiance and it’s basically what our program and our school is about. That’s what we want our country to be.”
When the team took the court at United Center in Chicago on Tuesday night ahead of its game against the Michigan State Spartans, the t-shirts were once again proudly on display.
Duke players wearing “Equality” shirts. Michigan State player wearing “We talk. We listen.” pic.twitter.com/DVlNZsFO7t
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Here is a closer look at the shirts.
Michigan State is also wearing t-shirts promoting unity.
The game between Duke and Michigan State is set to tip-off on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. ET.