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Rishard Matthews Would Rather Quit Than Be Forced To Stand

Rishard Matthews Would Rather Quit Than Be Forced To Stand

An NFL player tweeted he would quit playing football if the NFL passes a new rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem.

Matthews' response Thursday to a reporter from his verified account was captured by a screen grab.

The Titans stayed in the locker room during the national anthem in a September game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Soon after publishing the tweet, Matthews deleted it.

WSMV in Nashville reported Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews told a news producer on Twitter he "will be done playing football" if a new rule is passed.




Matthews played four seasons with the Dolphins from 2012 to 2015.

The protests by Matthews started following a torrent of criticism from President Donald Trump, who attacked players for not standing during the anthem. This was the first Sunday after Trump made his comments.

In fact, one player feels so strong about what his protest stands for that he'd be willing to leave the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and player leadership will attend league meetings next week to discuss how to progress on social issues and discuss the subject of protesting during the anthem in a larger scale.

Last month, Matthews pledged to donate $75,000 to organizations that support oppressed communities. The receiver explained he didn't want his protest seen as a "publicity stunt". "I fully stand with my brother Kap, and I plan to continue to do that". We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. It should be worth noting that the players are peacefully protesting, though, and they aren't protesting the national anthem itself. It's your right to stand or sit down.


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