Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Titans Receiver: Would Quit Over Anthem Rule, Deletes Tweet

Titans Receiver: Would Quit Over Anthem Rule, Deletes Tweet

Matthews answered a tweet that asked: "If NFL makes new rule on anthem will you still stay in locker room and face the fine/penalty?"

According to ESPN, Matthews responded to fan's question on Twitter by stating that he would "be done playing football" if the NFL were to put in place a rule that would require all players to stand. Matthews was not available Thursday after practice before the locker room closed to reporters.

Since President Trump's September 23 criticism of NFL players' national anthem protests, Matthews has vowed to continue kneeling until the President apologizes. His half-brother, who was killed in Afghanistan, served 10 years in the Marines and his father served 21 years in the Marines.

The problem with this argument is that players are being compelled to participate in the observance of the national anthem.


Earlier this month, the Seattle Seahawks and Titans stayed off the field during the anthem. Should be really interesting to if he ends up following through on his threat or not.

Matthews, who pledged to donate $75,000 to organizations that support oppressed communities, has repeatedly engaged with fans on Twitter discussing his and other players' national anthem protests and explaining their reasoning behind doing so.

Matthews, who turned 28 on Thursday, is in the second year of a three-year, $15 million contract signed in the 2016 offseason.

"I'm exhausted of hearing, 'Stick to sports.' It comes down to right and wrong in this world", Rishard Matthews told ESPN in September. "If you see wrong and don't say anything, that's wrong". "If you see wrong and don't say anything, that's wrong". "Just shows you we still have a long way to go in this country, but I believe in this country and we'll eventually get it corrected". It should be worth noting that the players are peacefully protesting, though, and they aren't protesting the national anthem itself.

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