Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant delivered an inspiring speech after his team’s 68-61 win. win Davidson After some of his players received hateful online messages from gamblers who were affected by the outcome of the game.
Grant dayton head coach Since the 2017-18 season, several of his players have reportedly received hateful online messages after a 63-62 loss to VCU on Friday night, speaking to reporters.
“I have to say something because I think it’s necessary at this point,” Grant said Tuesday. We’re asking you to make considerable sacrifices so that you can enjoy it.We’re dealing with 18, 21, and 22 year olds, but this is about them.
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“So we thank you for being the majority of our fan base who love Flyers. It is in the best interest of this university and this proud program, this community that loves Flyers … Recently enacted legislation There are some, but it really has the potential to really change the landscape of college sports for me.”
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Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan told the Dayton Daily News that players have received hate and “threats of violence” online from gamblers across the country who have lost money.
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“And it disgusts me when people attack my kids for thinking of themselves,” Grant added. “They have families. They don’t deserve it. Mental Health is real, so if you’re a fan of flyers, I ask you to understand what you’re dealing with with young people, okay? If you can’t do that, you don’t need it.”
Sullivan said online hate directed at Dayton players has increased since gambling was legalized in Ohio.
“These are young children,” said Sullivan. Where to find me. They found me many times.
The Flyers are 13-6 on the season and 5-1 on the season. Atlantic 10 Conference Play.