Rishard Matthews says he'd quit National Football League if forced to stand for anthem

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

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.

The veteran wide receiver has remained in the tunnel during the playing of the national anthem the past two weeks, per Jason Wolf of the Tennessean.

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.

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?"


Trump has repeatedly criticized players and teams who kneel during the anthem to protest, saying that any players who refused to stand should be fired. How far will these players go to stand up for what they believe in?

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

Matthews announced September 28 he was donating $75,000 to a group of "organizations working in oppressed communities".

Matthews, who turned 28 on Thursday, is in the second year of a three-year, $15 million contract signed in the 2016 offseason. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. It's your right to stand or sit down.

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