Greenville city mayor responds to Confederate Battle Flag flown near NCAA tournament games
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Greenville city mayor responds to Confederate Battle Flag flown near NCAA tournament games


NIGEL: THE CONFEDERATE BATTL FLAG THAT WAS FLOWN. NEAR THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IN GREENVILLE OVER THE WEEKEND. STIRRED UP SOME STRONG OPINIONS. WYFF NEWS 4’S PATRICK HUSSION IS LIVE AND LOCAL AT THE WELL WITH MORE, PATRICK, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, THE HOST SCHOOL, FURMAN UNIVERSITY, THE BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA, AND THE CITY OF GREENVILLE, KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHAT EFFECT WILL THE CONFEDERATE FLAG ISSUE HAVE, IF ANY ON FUTURE TOURNAMENTS COMING BACK TO GREENVILLE ONE YEAR AFTER THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WAS REMOVED FROM STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA WAS REWARDED BY THE NCAA, AND MARCH MADNESS MA IT’S WAY TO GREENVILLE. ALONG WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS AND AN ECONOMIC BOOST OF NEARLY $4 MILLION. THE NCAA PULLED THOSE DOLLARS OUT OF GREENSBORO, NC FOLLOWING THE STATE’S SIGNING OF THE CONTROVERSIAL ‘BATHROOM BILL’, SO IN THE FUTURE, WILL THEY TAKE A SIDE ON THE FLAG ISSUE THAT REMAINS A CONSTANT IN SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE MAYOR KNOX WHITE ISN’T WORRIED, HE SAYS JUST LOOK AT THE NUMBERS >> THE NCAA UNDERSTANDS THA WHEREVER THEY GO THERE WILL BE A FEW PROTESTERS, IN OUR CASE, THERE WERE ABOUT 46,000 FANS AND JUST A FEW PROTESTERS, THAT’S PRETTY GOOD NUMBERS.>>ON SUNDAY, THOSE FEW PROTESTERS WERE VERY VISIBLE TO BASKETBALL FANS, ()>>IT’S A PIECE OF OUR HERITAGE. 25,000 SOUTH CAROLINIANS DIED IN DEFENSE OF THAT FLAG, AND 250,000 SOUTHERNERS. . THE GRO SAYS THEY’LL DISPLAY THE FLAG AT POPULAR EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE UNTIL THE ONE REMOVED FROM T STATE HOUSE IS PUT IN A MUSEUM. SOME WORRY THE NCAA WILL TAKE NOTICE, COLLECTS DEBTS>>IF THEY KEEP DOING IT IT’S A POSSIBILITY THAT WILL NOT BRING IT BACK TO GREENVILLE AND THAT WOULD BE SAD.>>YOU CAN’T JUDGE AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY JUST BECAUSE BECAUSE ONE GUY CAN DRIVE UP WITH A TRUCK AND A FLAG.>>IT COULD GO THE OTHER WAY AROUND IN ANY CITY YOU GO INTO. 00:12. BUT SOME WE TALKED TO SAID THE NCAA IS OVERSTEPPING, AND SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICS,>> LEAVE IT OUT OF THERE, LET PEOPLE LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES AND GO THEIR OWN WAYS.>>COMING UP AT 6:00, THE NCAA’S RESPONSE, AND YOU’LL HEAR USC BASKETBALL COACH FRANK MARTIN’S HEARTFELT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION ABOUT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND IT’S ASSOCIATION WITH THE STATE

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