Gerald McCoy: ‘It’s going to be an uproar’ if players forced to stand

Following the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s letter which he sent to all teams urging for a change in the rules of the NFL that would prevent the players and not allow them to kneel during their national anthem surfaced, the leftist liberals which stand in strong support of these disrespectful protests have met the letter with a fiery reaction. One of these was a player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy, who released a warning recently saying there will be an uproar if players are forced to stand for TNT National Anthem.

Gerald McCoy, the defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spoke on Adam Schefter’s podcast, only to reveal that he believes there might be “an uproar” if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem against their beliefs and opinions.

“I don’t think guys are gonna like it,” said McCoy, when asked about how the players may react, adding, “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 however, who is an eight-year veteran as well as one of the Bucs’ defensive captains has stated that he doesn’t have any intentions on kneeling during the national anthem. When it comes to Goodell’s letter however, the NFL Commissioner hasn’t revealed specifics about how he intends to ensure the players’ standing during the national anthem.


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