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NFL Player Precisely Foresees Terrible Thing Players Will Do If Required To Stand For Anthem

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ESPN reported what Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy said regarding the proposed rule to force players to stand during the national anthem in the NFL.

He was on Adam Schefter’s Know Them From Adam podcast where he revealed what’s gonna happen if they are forced to respect our flag.

“I don’t think guys are gonna like it,” McCoy said, when asked about the possible reaction from players. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away.”

McCoy doesn’t understand that the NFL is a private a company and not a political platform. They are allowed to limit their free speech if they want to.

President Donald Trump, who said last month that NFL owners should “fire” players who kneel during the anthem, tweeted early Wednesday morning:

“Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate,” the league’s statement said. “As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together. Commissioner Goodell spent yesterday with Miami Dolphins players, law enforcement and community leaders witnessing first-hand the outstanding work our players and clubs are doing to strengthen their communities. Players from around the league will be in New York next week to meet with owners to continue our work together.”

McCoy made his comments after Goodell’s memo Tuesday was widely circulated.

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