Houston Texans Players Plot Mass Protest This Sunday Following Owner’s ‘Prison’ Comments
Houston Texans offensive lineman raised the black power fist during the National Anthem last season.
Last week Houston Texans owner Bob McNair referred to NFL players as prisoners in a owner-player meeting last week.
McNair told the representatives, “We can’t have inmates running the prison.”
The liberal media and activist players immediately suggested this was a racist comment.
Now the Texans are talking about a mass protest on Sunday.
It’s highly possible that the Texans will stage some type of protest in solidarity Sunday after all of their players have stood for the national anthem all season.
The last Texans player to break from that norm during the anthem was offensive tackle Duane Brown, who raised his fist in the air during a September loss last season to the New England Patriots.
“I have no idea,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “I think that we’re all grown men. I would tell you I support my players 100 percent.”
Bob McNair later released a statement apologizing for his unintentional insult.
“I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.”
We will see what happens on Sunday.
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