NCAA Allows Student-Athletes to Display Social Justice Statements

Brad Senkiw

The NCAA announced Thursday that student-athletes can wear patches on their uniforms to send social injustice messages during play this season. Expect to see this become prominent in the sport. Clemson players were very outspoken this summer about the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.

The NCAA will allow "names/words intended to celebrate or memorialize people, events or other causes."

While it's commendable that the NCAA is doing this, it's not like it's something they could've been against had players took their own initiative on the field or court. The backlash from stopping it would've been a horrible move publicly, but that won't be an issue now as student-athletes already have the go-ahead.