Hopkins addresses Swinney's comments on anthem protest


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Former Clemson standout DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins was asked by the Associated Press on Wednesday about his former coach Dabo Swinney’s comments on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s current anthem protest.

Hopkins thinks that Swinney doesn't have the right view on the subject.

”You can’t speak on something unless you’ve been put in that situation,” Hopkins told The Associated Press. ”I wouldn’t speak on something about something else if I had no idea what was going on or how they felt because I couldn’t relate to it. So I don’t suggest anybody else do it.”

Swinney said the following comment about Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest during Tuesday's press conference.

"I think there’s a better way[not standing for anthem]," Swinney said. "How about call a press conference? Express your feelings. Everybody will show up, talk about it. Go and be a part of things, and protest them. That’s great. I think everybody has that right. I certainly respect that. But I just think that this just creates more division. That’s what I hate to see."

Hopkins shared that he was called offensive things throughout his childhood.

"I was getting called (the n-word) a lot, and I just knew it was offensive and me being me I went to the principal, and I told him: These guys are calling me this name, what should I do," Hopkins said. "And the principal was a white guy, and he said: `Get used to it, you’re going to deal with it your whole life."

”I think it’s hard to speak on something that you can’t relate to,” Hopkins said.

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EZ Trackstar
It is you my friend...
Starman57®
Lil Wayne said racism isn't real
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Clue------ coot pulse=coot! Jealousy!***
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Could not have said it better***
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84OX®
Which part
blackrivertiger®
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OneJedi
You, Cooter, are an idiot.***
Tiger_Fan_007®
Nuk hasnt kneeled for the anthem has he?***
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Thecatch2
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DUFFER®
Could've sworn Dabo said he had no problem with expressing your views
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Yeah apparently some people can't read or
T3Tiger
I hope you are right and thought the same thing. Hopefully
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Re: Yeah apparently some people can't read or
blackrivertiger®
Nuk probably doesn't know everything Dabo said
RC Tiger®
someone needs to ask Nuk
Snowtown®
Re: someone needs to ask Nuk
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Re: someone needs to ask Nuk
chasn79
registered dem here...
NC_Orange
i agree.... I like Nuk... but I think that's a bunch of BS***
Snowtown®
possible. We could have thought he was being "real"
T_I_P
Re: registered dem here...
PurpleKush
Re: registered dem here...
PAWsitiveTiger
It's a method of argument to discredit the person making the
Chuckston T-Man
which is what?***
Snowtown®
I believe Nuk. ****
Carlsbad®
I guess Nuk has a valid point, but I still agree with Dabo.****
Carlsbad®
what's his point?***
Snowtown®
Snowtown
Carlsbad®
what issue? What are we not relating to?
Snowtown®
You are proving his point for him.***
Chuckston T-Man
i'll ask you again...what is his point?***
Snowtown®
You'll figure it out
Chuckston T-Man
exactly... you have no idea
Snowtown®
On second thought
Chuckston T-Man
well.. you've made it abundantly clear that you have ZERO
Snowtown®
He has no clue as usual.***
Tiger5
and once again that's confusing the issue
T3Tiger
Re: and once again that's confusing the issue
PawDaRock
Re: and once again that's confusing the issue
T3Tiger
Re: and once again that's confusing the issue
CLEMPZENtygurs®
" Wow , t net is filled with idiots."
T3Tiger
"...since we are white..."
clawpaw®
Re: Snowtown
ClemHooligan®
What point? Dabo made sense. Not sure about Nuk.***
nosmelC®
They both make sense to me. I agree with Dabo though.******
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treetiger
MLK's methods were NOT universally praised
Acelycan
I would say that Dabo is more than qualified to talk about
wildblulou®
this post is called a "win"***
Snowtown®
touche*****
Carlsbad®
Okay, folks... here's the point
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Re: Okay, folks... here's the point
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Re: Okay, folks... here's the point
D_843
maybe he didn't like " love your neighbor"
colatiger89
Nuk needs to worry about getting a refund
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MaukaTiger®
My ears are bleeding. How this argument on how to correctly
Tickled Orange
sports
trk1
sports is just the means to an end, which is sarcasm***
Tickled Orange
I wonder if Nuk appreciates the irony
jonnyboy
I can't relate to these super athletes
Neal in NC®
Of Course, the Dumbazz press & even TNet won't discuss what Colin K's
orangeman
Well Nuk...
Ctigermae
And turned him into an All-Pro receiver
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rivercat
And why did you cringe at that statement. It made me proud!***
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pugmarks
I'd like to hear how the question was phrased before I make a judgement on nuk
El Tigre 1
what about black people being discriminatory to whites?
epifunny
If you aren't black, you don't get to have an opinion.
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Re: If you aren't black, you don't get to have an opinion.
EZ Trackstar
Love ya Nuk. You're smart enough to know coaches have to speak to questions their asked
ManlyMan
Dabo was doomed the second he was asked this
dattiger05
I would have said that protest is the player's right and
Tiger5
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Creektiger1
nuks statement is what makes no sense on many points
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D_843
i hope their parents don't want their parents to play for
jcope
Re: i hope their parents don't want their parents to play for
D_843
ok and fair enough on your thought but it doesn't seem like
jcope
Re: ok and fair enough on your thought but it doesn't seem like
D_843
i am sure he would have rather said nothing but would
jcope
Re: i am sure he would have rather said nothing but would
D_843
take 2 minutes to watch this
scooter
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Nevadun
Resurrecting a week old thread? SMDH
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