A number of NFL players and coaches have weighed in on the issue of whether players can play gay, and they’re not happy about it.
Here are some of their comments.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 2, 2021It’s hard for me to support a team that wants to play in a country where we don’t have same-sex marriage.
We have to support each other, not separate us.
I can’t support that.
— Josh McDaniels (@JoshMcDaniels) February 3, 2021The NFL has been a part of history and we all know that.
It’s a wonderful league.
It will not go away.
It is an important part of our history and it will not change.
The players will not allow it to.
— John Lynch (@JohnLynch) February 4, 2021I’m sorry but this is not what I wanted to see.
I hope they change it and get it right.
— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner) February 5, 2021While a number of players have been open about their support for LGBT rights, none have been as vocal as former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has made the issue one of the major focal points of his 2016 presidential campaign.
He’s openly supported same-gender marriage, while other NFL players have backed away from the issue, and a number have called for NFL owners to change their minds.
On Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle published an interview with former San Jose 49ers wide receiver Colin Kaepernick.
In it, he said he was disappointed by the NFL’s decision to end its ban on gay players.
“I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to do things.
And I think that we’ve got to take a stand on this issue,” he said.
“I think there is a lot of people that believe in what it means to be human.
The 49ers and other NFL teams had already made changes to their player policies following the end of the 2017 season.
In the wake of the team’s disappointing playoff loss to the Denver Broncos, the league announced that it would extend the ban on players who are gay to include the 2018 season.
The change, which was announced on Monday, is the latest in a string of changes that the league has made in recent years to address issues around LGBTQ issues.
In August, the NFL voted to extend the policy for three seasons to allow for more diversity among the players.
In March, the policy was expanded to include transgender players.
The new policy is set to go into effect on Tuesday, but many of the players who have voiced their support have not signed the letter, as many have been supportive of gay marriage, and some have called the NFL decision “outrageous.”
Some have called on the NFL to change its policy to include more transgender players in its next season, while others have called it “a big step backward.”
In the meantime, other teams have expressed their support of the policy change.