NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will not remain in the locker space or pay a great if the NFL makes a new rule requiring gamers to stand for the national anthem at games.
Mathews informed a News 4 producer that if a new rule is put in location, he will give up playing expert football.
Right after publishing the tweet, Matthews deleted it.
This follows NFL teams throughout the nation started kneeling or remaining in their locker spaces during the nationwide anthem due to the fact that of statements by President Donald Trump.
Trump has actually repeatedly criticized gamers and groups who kneel during the anthem to demonstration, saying that any gamers who chose not to stand should be fired.
Earlier this month, the Seattle Seahawks and Titans remained off the field during the anthem. This was the very first Sunday after Trump made his remarks.
After the game, the Titans released this statement:
“As a group, we wanted to be combined in our actions today,” the players said in a statement posted on the Titans’ site. “The gamers collectively decided this was the best strategy. Our dedication to the military and our community is resolute and the lack of our group for the national anthem should not be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”
Ever since, the debate between Pres. Trump and NFL gamers have escalated significantly.
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally requiring that players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
October 11, 2017 Why is the NFL getting huge tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Nation? Change tax law!
October 10, 2017 Since Trump tweeted about the NFL’s plans, they have releaseded a statement contesting the claim.
In a letter to NFL team executives that was gotten by CNNMoney, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league needs to “move past this debate” and the conflict “is threatening to erode the unifying power of our video game and is now dividing us, and our gamers, from lots of fans throughout the nation.”
Concerned about how fans will react, and how that will affect ticket sales, the league is reportedly taking a look at the possibility of a new rule needing players to appear and represent the anthem.
NFL players were not required to be on the sidelines throughout the national anthem for games prior to 2009.
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