LOOK: Duke basketball players wear 'equality' t-shirts for exhibition game
The Blue Devils played Northwest Missouri St., but attention was on Duke's stance for social injustice
The shirts, captain Grayson Allen said, were an attempt to make a unified stand as a team — not by kneeling for the national anthem or refusing to take part in it altogether as some NFL players have done, but by displaying one simple word.
"We wanted to make sure what we did, we were doing together, and at the same time not ignoring what is going on," Grayson Allen told the News & Observer.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he was proud of the team's stance.
"We wanted to make sure that basically the equality shirt, stood for 'one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,'" Krzyzewski said. "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."
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