In a move echoing recent NFL controversies, Denver Broncos’ executive John Elway made a declaration that’s sending ripples through the league:
“Kneel on my field, and you’re fired on the spot.”
This strong stance from Elway seems to be closely aligning with Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin’s earlier declaration against anthem kneeling.
Addressing the media with characteristic composure, Elway remarked, “We respect our players and their right to express themselves, but when it comes to the national anthem, there are other platforms and moments to communicate their sentiments.”
He further emphasized that his decision is not about stifling players’ rights, but rather preserving what he perceives as the sanctity of the game and the moment of national unity.