Tennessee Titans Player Says He’ll Quit The NFL If Forced To Stand For The Anthem
Tennessee Titans player Rishard Matthews tweeted Thursday that he’ll quit the NFL if the league implements a rule forcing players to stand during the anthem.
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“No I will be done playing football,” Matthews tweeted and ultimately deleted when asked if he would be willing to face punishment for not standing if a new rule is implemented.
So @_RMatthews of @titans says he’ll quit NFL if he has to stand for national anthem. Bye, dude. pic.twitter.com/ybnYOgZSyq
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 12, 2017
Significant response here from @_RMatthews, since deleted. #Titans. (Now tagging correct address.) pic.twitter.com/5bvlwpKRWx
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) October 12, 2017
This is a very dumb tweet, for multiple reasons. Matthews is forcing himself into a corner. What will he do if a new rule is passed, and the Titans call his bluff? He’s going to be out of a job that pays millions simply because he won’t stand for the anthem.
That’s not smart business. This wouldn’t be a problem if he had simply tweeted that he’d be very upset, but instead he took it all the way. Should be really interesting to if he ends up following through on his threat or not.
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