Titans Receiver: Would Quit Over Anthem Rule, Deletes Tweet

Titans Receiver: Would Quit Over Anthem Rule, Deletes Tweet

On Thursday afternoon, Matthews was asked by Matt Parker, a local Nashville producer, via Twitter if he would continue to remain in the locker room during the anthem if the National Football League created a rule requiring players to stand or face a penalty.

I have heard a number of people maintain that National Football League players should protest on their own time and not on the job. Matthews was not available Thursday after practice before the locker room closed to reporters.

The 28-year-old receiver has previously said he will not end his protest until Donald Trump apologizes to players for calling those who protest during the anthem "a son of a bitch". His father served in the Marines for 23 years and his brother, also a Marine, served in Iraq before he was killed in Afghanistan in 2015 while working as a private defense contractor.

"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".

The Titans remained in the locker room during the anthem before their Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Last month, Matthews pledged to donate $75,000 to organizations that support oppressed communities.

"Moving forward, I don't want this to be a publicity stunt", Matthews told ESPN last month. 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.

"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". "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". They tried to have a silent protest, and look what happened. This is the kind of thing you would expect to find in totalitarian nations, but not in a free state.

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