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Titans receiver: Would quit over anthem rule, deletes tweet

13 Octobre 2017

The Tennessee Titans' wide receiver tweeted he will be "done playing football" if the NFL makes a rule change, forcing players to stand during the national anthem.

Matthews' response Thursday to a reporter from his verified account was captured by a screen grab. Matthews was not available Thursday after practice before the locker room closed to reporters. He's going to be out of a job that pays millions simply because he won't stand for the anthem.

Last month Matthews, whose father served 23 years in the Marines and whose brother was killed in action while serving in the same branch of the military, was asked about the athlete's role in discussing social issues last month. This was the first Sunday after Trump made his comments.

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Earlier this month, the Seattle Seahawks and Titans stayed off the field during the anthem.

The league and NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Wednesday in which it said the two sides will huddle during the upcoming league meetings. "I don't want to take away from what the whole protest is about, which is oppression, police brutality and inequality in this country".

"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". It's your right to stand or sit down.

Titans receiver: Would quit over anthem rule, deletes tweet