It is no secret that over the past few months the National Football League has become more about politics, than about the sport itself. Numerous football players have decided to participate in some sort of protest, like kneeling during the National Anthem, against President Trump and our country’s most treasured values.
As a result of the ton of negative feedback from football fans across the United States, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made a public statement claiming that every NFL player should stand during the National Anthem as a sign of respect. He added that anyone who wishes otherwise will be forced to stand while the National Anthem is being played before each game.
Now, as expected, some players strongly disagreed with Commissioner Goodell’s decision. Rishard Matthews, wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, being one of them.
According to our sources, the NFL player posted on his Twitter account that if the NFL does in fact instate a police that forces players to stand for the National Anthem, he will quit football.
“No I will be done playing football,” tweeted Matthews.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 12, 2017
When asked if he is ready to face the consequences for not standing if the rule gets passed, he deleted his tweet. Actions speak louder than words, Matthews. Let me ask you this, what happens if the Titans call your bluff? Are you really ready to give up football? I don’t think so.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) October 12, 2017
So if you don’t want to lose your high-paying job and every single one of your fans, you better stand and do it proudly. Stand while the National Anthem is being played, and show some respect for your country.
What do you guys think? Are you fed up with NFL players disrespecting their own country? Share your opinion in the comment section below!