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Nebraska's Evan Taylor and the rest of his teammates responded to a white nationalist.

Nebraska basketball players respond to on-campus white nationalist: ‘Hate will never win’

Nebraska basketball players sent a message through social media Thursday night, aiming a message at a fellow student who claimed to be the “most-active” white nationalist in Nebraska.

Individually, Nebraska players tweeted, “Hate will never win” at the same time. It was a response to Nebraska student Daniel Kleve, who, according to the Lincoln Star Journal, was seen in a video that surfaced earlier in the week “discussing his desire to be violent.”

Nebraska coach Tim Miles was impressed with his team’s collective action, tweeting, “I love these young men!”

“When my players realized that there’s a person with hate in his heart walking across campus and attending classes with other students and athletes, that struck close to home,” Miles told Yahoo Sports. “They wanted to do something to show that they’re willing to take a firm stand against hate speech and against racism.”

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos issued a statement praising the players on Friday evening.

“I fully support the positive and unified message our men’s basketball team is sharing,” Moos said. “I’m proud of our student-athletes for taking a stance against hate, prejudice and racism and I want them to know that the safety and well-being of all of our students is our top priority.”

Nebraska, which has won six of its last seven games, faces Rutgers at 4 p.m. ET Saturday in Lincoln. The Huskers will be wearing “Hate will never win” warm-up shirts, according to Yahoo.

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