Student Arrested for Bringing State Flag to Football Game


Not wishing to make a scene, Wood complied with the guard's order and promptly exited the stadium. After leaving the grounds however, the guard told him that he would be arrested if he ever brought the flag again. Almost as if to prove his point, the officer proceeded to arrest Wood when he asked if really would be taken into police custody for bringing the flag again.

Interestingly, students have brought the state flag to university games for years without ever running into trouble. What possibly could have changed since then?

“Although Wood’s flag was slightly larger than the permitted size, he said the flag issue has never been a problem in the past six years he has been attending Ole Miss football games.

‘This was never a problem until Ole Miss stopped playing ‘Dixie,’' Woods told Breitbart Texas.

The University of Mississippi announced back in August that it was bending to politically correct standards and would cease to play ‘Dixie,' an iconic song for Ole Miss fans, in order to be more ‘inclusive,' Fox News reported at the time.

Wood said the flag is being targeted by security at Ole Miss games, telling Breitbart Texas that other students had their stickers with the Mississippi state flag on them removed before entering the game.

This is not the first time Ole Miss fans carrying Mississippi pride items have been asked to put their flags and banners away.

Breitbart Texas reported last month how university security confiscated a number of flags and signs which read ”Let the band play ‘Dixie.’'

One game attendee who had his sign and flag taken, Mike Espildora, took to his Instagram account, writing ‘Ole Miss did a great job displaying their pride and was wrongfully and violently shutdown, the fight isn’t over yet,' referring to the broader assault on the state flag by political correctness on college campuses.”

Source: Breitbart



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