The NFL’s new rule that players must stand for the National Anthem or remain in the locker room while it’s played hasn’t been received well by many, and Shaun King tweeted this about one possible reaction from some players:
BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters.
They aim to get 25% of the players to sit out with them.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 27, 2018
Remember though that Shaun King was among those slamming Trump for a picture that was taken in 2014, so believe his claims at your own peril. So far there’s the necessary skepticism:
this is such a BS story. Kaepernick isn't playing because he opted out of his contract and nobody wants to pay him what he thinks he's worth. https://t.co/RDouISihFE
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 28, 2018
Shawn you must be really naive. The players that make a lot of money won’t give that up and the players that don’t make the multi millions can’t afford it. Shawn sounds like you are being used for propaganda. https://t.co/dtvR3ZLtTm
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 27, 2018
Narrator: not that many will sit out. https://t.co/9wYDvl9h9j
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) May 27, 2018
NARRATOR: No star NFL players have spoken with Captain Grift. https://t.co/eZ6aEznnEZ
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 27, 2018
Stuff that won't happen–> https://t.co/GyYxDGlWnR
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) May 28, 2018
However, liberals sure are hoping it happens, including Wanda Sykes, Marc Lamont Hill and Chelsea Handler:
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 28, 2018
If they do it, this would be MAJOR. Organized people defeat organized power. https://t.co/rztC9iuuS1
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 28, 2018
This would be awesome. I would love to see these guys stand up for their fellow players who are being discriminated against. Hit the NFL where it hurts. https://t.co/fR2Vj6uqh3
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 28, 2018
Are there players willing to give up tens of millions of dollars in salary for the cause? Stay tuned.