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Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill said on Monday he will not be playing football for Mississippi State until the state flag is changed, responding to a tweet from Mississippi governor Tate Reeves explaining why he was against a proposal to create a new state flag.
The governor said in a tweet that he believes the option of having a second flag may be "well-intentioned, it does not meet the threshold".
Late last week the NCAA warned Mississippi that it would not hold major competitions in the state until a Confederate battle symbol was stripped from the flag. According to reports, a state Senate resolution brought earlier this month to change the flag is not likely to make it out of committee.
In response to one now-deleted tweet Hill added that he was "born in this state."
"And I (know) what the flag mean."
Hill's teammates and former Bulldogs joined in on supporting Hill's stance on changing the flag. It is unclear if the star RB's statement meant sitting out the season or leaving MSU, but one thing is for sure that the team would take a major hit not having the SEC's leading rusher last season in 2020.