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Nigel Hayes tweets essay about racism on Wisconsin’s campus

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ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 20: Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball in the first half against the Xavier Musketeers during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 20, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes has taken another political stand, this time joining a group of university athletes that tweeted out an essay addressing racism they say exists on the school’s campus. The essay demands action from the school’s administration.

There is some strong language in the essay.

This came nine days after a Wisconsin fan was photographed wearing an Obama mask while wearing a noose around his neck when the Badgers hosted Nebraska in football. The fan had his season tickets revoked and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the incident was “deeply troubling”.

School officials have not committed on the essay.

Hayes, who was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, has blasted the NCAA for keeping players broke and, earlier this fall, took a strong, public stand on racial inequality in America.