CNN’s Rachel Nichols Compares Missouri Football Team to Jackie Robinson


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<p>Discussing on Monday&rsquo;s <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> the resignation of the president at the University of Missouri, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols compared the Missouri football team&rsquo;s promise that it wouldn&rsquo;t practice until the school&rsquo;s president resigned over an alleged string of racial incidents at the school to the late Jackie Robinson taking a stand for integration in the 1950s.</p>

<p>Speaking with host Anderson Cooper and liberal <em>New York Times</em> columnist Charles Blow, Nichols ruled that sports are where Americans <strong>&ldquo;have a lot of our national conversations&rdquo;</strong> with the actions of the Missouri Tigers team bing an <strong>&ldquo;explicit&rdquo; </strong>example of athletes speaking out on issues with Robinson having acted as an<strong> &ldquo;implicit&rdquo;</strong> case.</p>

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