Rishard Matthews 'done playing football' if forced to stand for national anthem

Rishard Matthews 'done playing football' if forced to stand for national anthem

Tennessee Titans' wide receiver Rishard Matthews told Matt Parker of WSMV that he would be done playing football if the NFL makes it a requirement for players to stand during the national anthem.

This comes after NFL teams across the country began kneeling or staying in their locker rooms during the national anthem because of statements by President Donald Trump.

Matthews since has deleted the tweet, but Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com posted a screen shot.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he could not comment because he learned of Matthews' tweet after practice and had not talked to the player yet.

"Worried about how fans will react, and how that will impact ticket sales, the league is reportedly looking at the possibility of a new rule requiring players to appear and stand for the anthem".

Goodell also wrote the anthem debate will be a large topic of discussion at league meetings next week in NY.

Since President Trump's September 23 criticism of NFL players' national anthem protests, Matthews has vowed to continue kneeling until the President apologizes.

Last month, Matthews pledged to donate $75,000 to organizations that support oppressed communities. This is a movement that started as a protest against the prejudice and oppression many minorities in America face - especially as it relates to police brutality. He has begun following the path of college teammate Colin Kaepernick, who led the charge of National Football League players protesting racial injustice and police brutality in this manner. It's your right to stand or sit down.



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