Olympics: Slovenian Snowboarder Shows Support for Meek Mill
Tit Stante held up his board with #FreeMeekMill written on it during the Olympic halfpipe qualifiers.
Meek Mill got some love from an unexpected source when Slovenian snowboarder Tit Stante made a gesture of support during qualifying for the Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe competition.
Stante used his big moment to shine some light on the incarcerated rapper. As the cameras honed in, he held aloft his board on which he’d written #FreeMeekMill with a Sharpie.
A slew of artists and athletes have protested against Mill’s recent sentencing. In November, he received two to four years in Pennsylvania state prison for probation violations regarding assault and reckless endangerment. Both of those charges have since been dropped. The Philly rapper has been on probation since 2008 after getting convicted on drug dealing and gun possession charges.
Mill has received support from the likes of Drake, NBA star James Harden, many of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and, now, Slovenia’s Stante.
Veteran champion and sometimes-rocker Shaun White was, of course, the star attraction in the snowboard competition. And he didn’t disappoint, posting a massive 98.50 score in his final run to qualify in top place for the final.
Tit Stante; Olympic Snowborder pic.twitter.com/qTAAl8kGLc— Jack (@JackTate25) February 13, 2018
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.