Clemson offensive lineman Eric Mac Lain joined The David Glenn Show at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff on Monday. While topics of discussion included his nickname and what it’s like running down the hill at Death Valley, Mac Lain also answered questions about a more sensitive topic — the Confederate flag.
The battle flag was removed from South Carolina Capitol grounds on July 10.
“I am so happy it came down,” Mac Lain said. “I’m a very proud person in the human race. I hate when I see superiority and people thinking that they’re better than other people. This is a free country. This is a country where brothers and sisters come together; this isn’t something where we need to split apart over something silly like a flag.”
Mac Lain acknowledged that the flag could have a place in museums, but he does not see it as a symbol of pride in today’s world.
“It is completely about racism and white supremacy,” he said. “I can’t stand that, and I’m glad it came down.”
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