NFL Players Start #WeWantToPlay Hashtag On Social Media
The NFL doesn’t have a firm plan in place for the safety and well-being of their players and the players have now chosen to speak up. The players have families and people who have high risk of being affected by COVID-19 and they want to keep them safe. The NFL and NFLPA need to come to an agreement before rookies report on Monday or there could potentially be a grievance filed on behalf of the players. Players really want to play but health and family comes first. Below are some of the tweets by players speaking up with #WeWantToPlay.
I am concerned.
My wife is pregnant.@NFL Training camp is about to start..
And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. 🤷🏾
We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 19, 2020
Once again in the interest of keeping everyone (players & fans) as informed as possible, here is an updated list of what we as players know and don’t know as the first group gets set to report to training camp tomorrow.#WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/xQcjs33zgM
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 19, 2020
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) July 19, 2020
If #AdamSilver can respect the voices and protect his @NBA players why can’t @NFLcommish do the same? Listen to your players. If we want to have a full season it will have to look different with OUR safety as the priority. @NFL make the necessary changes. #WeWantToPlay
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) July 19, 2020
It blows my mind that the NFL is unwilling to follow the recommendations of their own experts regarding player health and safety. If we want to have a FULL season this year we need the NFL to listen to their experts! #WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/q55RpqRzPu
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) July 19, 2020
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 19, 2020
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) July 19, 2020
Do y’all want to see this??
Before players can go back to work the @NFL needs to address the health and safety concerns from their own experts so we can remain healthy. If you want the @AZCardinals to have a full season this year help us by telling the @NFL! #WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/CErsyZJb1A
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) July 19, 2020
Glad to see everyone speaking up now !
— Donovan Smith (@DSmith_76) July 19, 2020
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