On Thursday, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews was asked how he would respond to the possibility of the NFL mandating players stand during the national anthem. He responded by saying he would retire before immediately deleting the tweet, according to Jaime A Cardenas of USA Today.
You can see the since-deleted tweet below, via football writer Paul Kuharsky:
Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL
Significant response here from @_RMatthews, since deleted. #Titans. (Now tagging correct address.) https://t.co/5bvlwpKRWx
Matthews has not further elaborated on the topic since deleting his tweet.
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. Wolf noted that Matthews’ father “is a longtime Marine” and his Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2738409-rishard-matthews-says-hed-retire-if-nfl-changes-anthem-rules-in-deleted-tweet
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Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2738409-rishard-matthews-says-hed-retire-if-nfl-changes-anthem-rules-in-deleted-tweet