Creighton head coach Greg McDermott gives passionate speech after players wear 'Equality' on jerseys

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 21:11:34-05

OMAHA (KMTV) — Following Creighton's win over Xavier on Wednesday, CU head coach Greg McDermott gave a passionate speech about his players wearing jerseys with the word 'Equality' on the back of them.

"This is a tough year for everybody," McDermott said. "This pandemic is tough. Everybody's life has been turned upside down. If there’s ever a time in our history where we should think about caring for other people more instead of less, it’s now. How can you impact somebody's life in a positive way when everybody's going through this crap? Because everybody needs it. Now's not the time to talk about our petty differences. Now's not the time to complain because something isn't exactly the way you think it is. Now's the time as a country to come together and say you know what, I'm going to do something to try to make somebody's life better instead of trying to make somebody's life more difficult. And if we all do that just think how we could come out of this pandemic a much better country than we went into it."

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Creighton's next game is at Providence on January 2nd. The Jays' next home game is Wednesday January 6 against Seton Hall.