The Atlanta Falcons will decide as a team, whether they stay in the locker room or stand on the sideline for the national anthem.
That report comes from a D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, who says that the players will decide the best path forward, and all will abide by that decision, Breitbart reports.
The team’s options include stand, kneel and get the franchise fined or stay in the tunnel during the playing of the anthem. Whatever the Falcons decide, they plan to do it together, per head coach Dan Quinn requiring unity. Atlanta-Journal Constitution
“That’s something we’ll get to,” quarterback Matt Ryan said this week, via Ledbetter. “I think the focus for everybody, to be frank with you, has been on the practices and the OTAs.”
“We are a team and we want to do everything as a team,” running back Tevin Coleman said. “We have to go out there and fight for each other. That just brings a lot of relationship together with the players.”
“Whether that be our conduct off the field, how we treat women, the decisions that we make when we’re out at restaurants and bars and clubs, to not get in an automobile and drive. I try to just teach them every chance I get, If there’s things that are on my mind and I don’t sleep at night, I usually come in and talk to them about them. Every day there’s a situation with workplace misconduct or some mistreatment of a female. So I try to remind our guys that we want to stay away from those types of situations.” ~ Tennessee Titans head Coach Mike Vrabel
The Tennessee Titans announced that any player who chooses to remain in the locker room for the national anthem, will have the “entire organization’s support,” RWT Breaking News Report on the NFL and their hate.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.