The Carolina Panthers’ new head coach Matt Rhule just told fans that he’d be willing to consider kneeling with his players while the national anthem played to support social justice.
During a Zoom conference call with fans and members of the media, the question was posed, “Would you consider taking a knee along side the players?”
This was Coach Rhule’s response:
“I would consider anything as we move forward. 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. 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. I think a lot of this has come from the players so I will wait to see what direction they are leaning, and then I will make my decision.”
You can watch the entire conference call here:
Do you support the idea of Coach Rhule kneeling along with his players during the national anthem?
Why or why not?