Kylin Hill's Twitter Reaction to Mississippi Changing Flag Proves College Athletes Have a Voice

Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill reacted on Twitter when the state changed its controversial flag.
Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill reacted on Twitter when the state changed its controversial flag.

Last week, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill took a stand on social media when he threatened to no longer player for the Bulldogs if the state didn't change its flag, which, at the time, was the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem.

This sparked a conversation and ultimately led to the replacement of the offensive banner, which was confirmed over the weekend, and Hill had a powerful response on Twitter after learning of the news.

It's long been debated if college athletes have a voice loud enough to invoke change, and this proves that they do. The removal of Mississippi's flag is the latest of dozens of Confederate symbols to fall in light of the ongoing call for social justice, and Hill being able to say that he contributed to that is pretty special.

Fellow student-athletes should refer back to the 21-year-old stud's victory if they ever find themselves second-guessing the pull of their platform. For those curious, the bill passed by a 91-23 vote in the House and 37-14 in the Senate.

Now that this is officially in the rearview, Hill can prepare for his senior season with the Bulldogs, who will be looking to bounce back from a 6-7 campaign in 2019.