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Louisville basketball players plan Friday march

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Virtually every member of the Louisville men’s basketball team has posted a graphic to let the public know that it will be holding a march starting Friday at 4 p.m.

The peaceful demonstration — which the players say is “for Breonna,” “against injustice” and “to unite” — will begin at the south end of Cardinal Stadium outside of the Thornton’s Academic Center.

The players appear to have the full support of their coaching staff, who I assume will be marching as well this afternoon/evening.

Some of the comments on the player and team accounts spreading this information have been disappointing, but sadly not all that surprising.

I’m going to be as straightforward as I can be here with an issue that really shouldn’t even need to be addressed. You don’t have to agree with every belief that these players have. In fact, there’s a 100 percent chance that the players themselves aren’t in 100 percent agreement with one another. Belief systems are (or at least should be) extensive and complex. But if you can’t at least respect the opinions of these men and their collective effort to make what they believe is a positive impact on the world, then don’t support them on the court this winter.

It’s that simple.