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

Curtis Houck | November 9, 2015
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Discussing on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360 the resignation of the president at the University of Missouri, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols compared the Missouri football team’s promise that it wouldn’t practice until the school’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.

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

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