Well in that case, get ready to pack up and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. What arrogance!
It could be that the Tennessee Titans might just be looking for a new receiver because the NFL is backing off the support of their players and their shenanigans.
The Political Insider has the story.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews claims he will quit playing football should the NFL adopt a rule demanding players stand for the National Anthem.
Matthews was asked on social media if he would continue to remain in the locker room during the Anthem if the League created a rule requiring players to stand, or if he’d be willing to pay a penalty.
The Titans player took it a step further, saying he’d be willing to give up his job and presumably the three year, $15 million contract he signed with the team.
The tweet has since been deleted, but sports reporter Clay Travis posted a screenshot …
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 12, 2017
But does Matthews have the guts to follow through?
“Matthews previously refrained from protesting in respect of his brother,” ESPN reports. “But after Trump’s comments, he said his brother would understand his intentions going forward.
Is Matthews serious, though? He deleted the tweet almost immediately, signaling second thoughts.
Sounds like the same people who said they'd leave the country if Trump got elected, they never left
— Ryan O'Neill (@ryan_oneilll) October 12, 2017
And just in case you’re wondering what Matthews protest is truly all about, wonder no more. He started boycotting the Anthem only after Trump made a statement. It’s all about being anti-Trump, and has nothing to do with racial equality.
Yeah, maybe too many blows to the head slowed his reaction/response thinking time because $15 million is a lot to lose for a false cause anyway.