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Lady Hogs take knee during National Anthem, lawmakers weigh in

(Source: KNWA) (Source: KNWA)
Shawnee, OK (KAIT/KNWA) -

A decision on the hardwood by the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team has people across the state voicing their concerns.

According to NBC affiliate KNWA-TV, some players chose to kneel during the National Anthem before their game against Oklahoma Baptist Thursday night.

They participated in a movement that started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to bring awareness of racial injustice.

The Lady Razorbacks coach, Jimmy Dykes, supported the move.

In a statement to KNWA-TV, Dykes said in part:

“They have strong, well-educated opinions, based on their real-life experiences. I'm very proud of them. I have their back, because we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave”

However, state lawmakers have voiced their opposition to the move. 

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