MSU Star RB Demands Mississippi Change Flag Or He Won’t Represent State (TWEET)
College football players have been speaking out and exercising their power of late and Kylin Hill is just the latest.
How important is he to the team? The Mississippi State running back rushed for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns last season and has scored 21 total touchdowns in three seasons.
On Monday, Hill responded to a tweet regarding the Mississippi state flag and said that if the emblem is not changed, he won’t be suiting up for the Bulldogs anymore.
“Either change the flag or I won’t be representing this State anymore & I meant that,” Hill wrote. “I’m tired.”
The flag displays the Confederate battle flag (“stars and bars”) has been a topic of discussion of late.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not play conference championship events in the state of Mississippi if the flag is not changed.
“It is past time for change to be made for the flag for the state of Mississippi. Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all,” Sankey said. “In the event there is no change, there will be consideration to precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the state flag is changed.”