Bucs support removing Tampa Confederate memorial

The Bucs join the Rays in saying they'd rather see the monument gone.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have joined the Tampa Bay Rays in their support of removing a Confederate memorial from the front of a Tampa courthouse.

Our news partners at The Tampa Bay Times report when asked about the issue, the team issued a statement saying, "We support the removal of the memorial."

"We do not believe it is a true and accurate depiction of the values that make Tampa such a great, progressive city," the statement said.

The Rays issued a statement last week saying it was "supportive" of the monument's removal.

The Hillsborough County Commission rejected a move to remove the memorial last month, but one of the commissioners plans to bring up the issue again at the next meeting.

For more, read The Times report.

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