Hoops star takes stand against racist fan wearing Obama costume with a noose

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Wisconsin hoops star upset over fan wearing Obama costume with noose around the neck.

Badgers star livid over Obama noose.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

MADISON — After a Wisconsin Badger fan found it facetious to don a President Barack Obama costume with a noose tied around his neck, Wisconsin basketball senior Nigel Hayes decided to pull a Colin Kaepernick by taking a stand against racism by posting a rambling missive on Twitter. The incident happened at a football game on Oct. 29th. “Many people believe that student-athletes of color are immune to the racial injustices that affect other students of color on campus,” Hayes wrote.

“However, our experiences are not shielded by the ‘W’ we wear on our chest, our experiences are one in the same. We are loved during competition, but then subjected to racial discrimination in our everyday lives too.”

“It is painful that someone in our community would show up to an athletic event with a mask of our sitting president, who happens to look a lot like us, with a noose around his neck,” Hayes added. “That moment was like a punch in the face to not only student-athletes of color, but also current students, faculty, and alumni of color.”

Look, America is a free country. If you want to demonstrate, fine. But, as a society, we need more. Much, much more. Hayes’ rant is nothing new. African-Americans have been raising awareness to racial injustice for centuries with diminutive success because corrective measures never ensued.

Even though Hayes has good intentions, it’s imperative his actions speak louder than words for his corroboration to stick. Otherwise, he’ll look like a complainer just like everyone else. Keep in mind, the Wisconsin fan didn’t break the law. The gimmick was obviously done in poor taste.

But it’s certainly not a crime to portray a noose-wearing president.

School administrators called the racist outfit “an exercise of the individual’s right to free speech.”

If America was really serious about extirpating this type of ethnological inanity, politicians would simply enact the litigation process to lay such idiocy to bed. After all, nobody wants to go to jail. But it’ll take more than a Twitter polemic or football stars kneeling during the national anthem to make it happen.

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16 comments

  1. Its only considered Freedom of Speech when Blacks or Mexicans do it..

  2. I don’t see anything offensive about it. The guy is just showing the way he thinks about someone. People need to get a thicker skin and stop gutting the rights of people. We used wear any costume we liked, if someone didn’t like it, oh well, to bad. Nothing was racist, just wore things that some didn’t like, BUT it went “both ways”.

  3. Welcome to the new america Obama has helped to create!

  4. This isn’t disturbing. It’s inspiring! If some Affirmative Action campus “n-words” are “offended” then all the better.

  5. eyeonthescreeneyeonthescreen

    Wait…what…free speech isn’t free, they had to pay for it? Where in the Constitution does it spell out that free speech is only free if it’s not offensive?

  6. THIS IS WHAY THIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME. A VERY RACIST COUNTRY. NO THE NATIONAL ANTHEM SHOULD NOT BE A SONG TO SING. THIS IS NO LONGER A COUNTRY TO PROUD OF. IT IS NOT A COUNTRY THAT CAN BE A ROLE MDOEL FOR THE REST OF THE EORLD WHEN YOU DISRESPECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. SHAME ON WHAT WE HAVE BECOME.

  7. Just another Trump supporter wearing his everyday clothes and political statement on his racist body. Why is anyone surprised?

  8. Who cares!! I have seen masks of Richard Nixon during his Watergate ordeal with a necktie party around his neck. Just about every President had a mask with a hang man’s noose. Is it because Obama is black that we can’t protest in that manner?? Of course, there are racists everywhere who claims that if we protest against Obama, we are racists. What a twisted logic. I think for Halloween, every one should go out wearing an Obama mask with a noose around it. It is a legal political protest for the past 50 years of our nation’s history. Why stop just because Obama is black??

  9. It’s shameful and sad that this happened where people are supposed to be having fun and enjoying a football game. It’s also shameful that some are defending it.

  10. The lynching of Obama has nothing to do with the color of his skin– it is the content of his character.

  11. As long as knelling for the anthem is considered freedom of speech, then this should be also. Neither one is appropriate but if you are going to start being selective in enforcement then there will be problems. Would you handle this matter the same if someone with a black lives matters T-shirt had a noose around someone with a Trump mask? If not then you are being selective in enforcement and I would sue your butt.

  12. Reading this shit makes me wanna kick a white man’s ass

  13. Dudley Do Wrong

    Im a racist and proud

  14. well im black and people have the freedom to do whatever they want. we just have to learn to ignore it and move on. getting angry and wanting to fight the person only give them the attention they want

  15. Oscar the Grouch

    Trump said it best: If you dont like America, leave.

  16. ripDenmarkVesey

    # Don’t sign with wisconsin !

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