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South Carolina to honor victims of Charleston shooting

South Carolina will honor the victims of the Charleston massacre by wearing a sticker on their helmets this season. The decal is a palmetto with nine doves that represent the lives of the Emmanuel 9, the nine victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Church shooting. The sticker was designed by an artist in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

“Whether it’s Greenville, Columbia, Charleston or any other cities in South Carolina, we feel a tremendous sense of pride in this state,” South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner said. “The tragedy that happened in Charleston doesn’t just affect people in Charleston; it affects the entire state. We feel very much a part of that at the university. Coach Steve Spurrier and University President Harris Pastides felt very strongly that the ‘Emanuel 9′ should be recognized.”



Very awesome of the South Carolina athletic program to do this.


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

8 Comments for South Carolina to honor victims of Charleston shooting

  1. Chris
    9:47 pm August 30, 2015 Permalink

    Nice. Anyone going to have stickers for the reporters or countless cops that have been assisinated? Just wondering whose lives mean more. Pandering.

    • Democat
      9:55 pm August 30, 2015 Permalink

      Typical Republican rant…Just in case you don’t know…Charleston is in South Carolina.
      The reporters were killed in Virginia and recent cop killings elsewhere in other states.
      Yes, ALL lives matter…but your statement clearly implies you have a certain bias against ones involving black victims. Typical. I bet you are a pure joy to be around with all your cynicism against everything you perceive as “liberal”.

    • WeareBBN
      11:07 pm August 30, 2015 Permalink

      Va Tech is wearing a tribute on their helmets during the Ohio State game in honor of the cameraman and reporter.

    • whoa
      7:19 am August 31, 2015 Permalink

      There’s always one person trying to make white people look like victims whenever this stuff goes down.

    • CatsBy80
      8:34 am August 31, 2015 Permalink

      I’m not sure that Chris’ comment is really out of touch… You say that ALL lives matter, and while I agree with you, I’m not sure that the rest of the country agrees with you… It has nothing to do with what race you are (black, white, yellow, brown, or green)… ALL lives matter… However, the media & our White House certainly have given more attention to the victims of white on black violence in this country. That is not an opinion… That is a fact… What is mind boggling is that it is the 21st century and yet the divide between races seems to be growing rather than diminishing… Pretty sad really.

    • Tampa satchel
      12:44 pm August 31, 2015 Permalink

      People from the majority complaining about minorities who have traditionally and consistently been given a raw deal is both funny and pathetic.

  2. Matt Jones
    10:06 pm August 30, 2015 Permalink

    Can we put a small duke sticker on the Kentucky helmets this year in honor of my law degree

  3. Megan
    1:46 pm August 31, 2015 Permalink

    This is a sweet gesture. That people immediately use it as a platform to complain about race and politics is just awful. Shame on you.