Mississippi State Running Back Wants State Flag to Change.
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill recently said he would sit out next football season unless there’s major change to the state of Mississippi.
Hill tweeted he won’t play unless Mississippi changes the State's flag.The Mississippi state flag shows the confederate flag in the top right corner of the flag.
Hill’s tweet comes after the Mississippi legislative made a proposal to create a second state flag and call it the “Separate but Equal” flag. But the proposal was turned down by legislation claiming it would “-actually divide our state more”.
Hill’s teammates have shown their support of his stance on Twitter some of these include wide receivers Cam Gardner, and Geor’quarius Spivey, linebacker Aaron Burle’, and tight end Dontea Jones.
Hill has also received support from other students of Mississippi State University. The Mississippi State Student Association released a statement to try and encourage Mississippi lawmakers to make a change to the state flag.
If Hill sits out next season that will be a huge loss to the Mississippi State offense. Hill attributed 1,350 rushing yards along with 180 receiving yards with 11 total touchdowns. Also, Hill had the third most rushing yards in the SEC in 2019 (2nd among running backs).
Hill is one of many college athletes who are using their voice and platform to try and make changes around the country.