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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:39 PM

Nick Saban leads Black Lives Matter march in Tuscaloosa

Source: AL.com (Alabama)

Updated 8:20 PM; Today 4:43 PM

By Mike Rodak | mrodak@al.com

Alabama coach Nick Saban led a march Monday afternoon of hundreds of the university’s athletes, coaches and staff that was organized to protest racial injustice in the country.

Saban was at the front of a large crowd of players who walked from the Mal Moore athletic facility to Foster Auditorium’s schoolhouse door.

Senior running back Najee Harris walked next to Saban wearing a T-shirt reading, “Defend Black Lives; racial solidarity against this corrupt system.” Other players walked behind Saban holding a banner reading, “Black Lives Matter.” The march was also advertised on social media over the weekend by players with the hashtag #BLM.

“Today I’m like a proud parent,” Saban said at the end of the march. “I’m proud of our team, I’m proud of our messengers over here and I’m very proud of the message. I’m very proud of the ’All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter’ video that we did early on that I think had a very positive impact. That was something we did together as a team.

Read more: https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2020/08/nick-saban-leads-black-lives-matter-march-in-tuscaloosa.html



I don't like Saban as a coach, don't like the Crimson Tide, but I'm reassessing my opinion of those guys.

Good for Nick and the team doing this in the deeeeeep South!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:52 PM

1. That will upset some of my neighbors...they wont know what to do...football is

the ONLY thing that comes close to politics as to what pushes their buttons.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:56 PM

2. I know. I also know a few 'Bama fans that are probably dying right now.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:58 PM

3. lets see him endorse Biden

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:22 AM

9. He may. He did TV spots in West Virginia for Joe Manchin in 2018

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:00 PM

4. Senate implications?

I wonder if this will away anybody considering Tommy Tuberville, former Auburn coach, is running against Doug Jones.

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Response to Cloud City Dude (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:48 AM

6. Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to help Ds get out the vote, but it might turn off some Rs

so it mostly encourages the opposition to vote.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:45 PM

5. Saban and AL

Or lets see who Saban votes for..

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:06 AM

7. Fuck Saban he did this for good optics.

He just doesn’t want to lose any blue chip recruits.

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Response to Hmongliberal (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:01 AM

10. Expedient move; nothing more unless it translates into action.

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Response to Hmongliberal (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:17 AM

11. I'm not so sure about that. He was at Kent State, which helped shape his world view.

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Response to Hmongliberal (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:25 AM

12. So nice to know someone on the board that can see into Coach Sabans soul

it must be nice to have that power.

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Response to Hmongliberal (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:22 PM

17. He doesn't need this to hold blue chip commitments.

His recruiting prowess is legendary. And he does have far more to lose among the racist Alabama base. Thus, I believe the sentiment is genuine. We've come to a point where we all have to choose a side. Saban chose his.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:22 AM

8. I'll bite. This was a total class move at an important time in history.

But I will continue to cheer for any body playing the Tide.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:46 AM

13. As a lifelong Dolphins fan

And, by default, a Nick Saban hater forever, I find myself in the awkward position of defending him. That said, great job. We need more high-profile coaches from powerhouse teams taking a stand for BLM. Why more aren't coming forward says a lot.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:46 PM

14. That won't play well in bama....

From Huntsville to Mobile, white doughy guys are weighing their options....winning football team....or their racist inclinations? Be interesting to see which one wins.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:00 PM

15. That's what makes this so great - it's got to be gnawing at most 'bama fans....

What's more important - rooting for the Crimson Tide or being racist?

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:13 PM

16. Oh, seriously. It's killing them.

No one has been as consistently successful at Alabama as Saban. Not even Bear Bryant.

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