Add Alabama coach Nick Saban to the list of public figures to speak out against the confederate flag. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered the flag be taken down from state capitol grounds on June 24. Saban was asked about the decision on Wednesday.
“My opinion is any time we have a symbol that represents something that is mean spirited or doesn’t represent equal rights for all people, I’m not for having that symbol represent anything that we’re involved in,” Saban said. “It’s not my decision as to what the governor does or my decision what our university does, it’s just my opinion about the way I feel about symbols that are not positive towards human rights and everybody having equal opportunity.”