Matt Rhule To Kneel With Panthers Players Next Season?
Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers may kneel with his players next season.
The newly-hired head coach made the revelation this week, noting that he was very open to the idea.
“I would consider anything as we move forward,” he said.
“I’m supportive of the cause. I’m supportive of the movement. I’m supportive of social justice. I think for every person, coach or player that will be a very personal decision. I think it has to be made at the right time and the right reason for everybody.”
Rhule, the former head coach of Baylor, is entering his first year as the head of the Panthers.
“I will support my players with whatever they do, and then when the time comes, I will really think deeply about what is the best thing for me and what is the best way I can show my support,” he said.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has all but come out and endorsed kneeling during the National Anthem recently. As such, it is expected that many players and coaches will ultimately partake in the activity that led to Colin Kaepernick getting blacklisted from the league in 2016.
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