A report from ESPN found the NFL plans to propose donating nearly $100 million to causes of players’ choice. The catch? The controversial NFL protest has to stop. The Players Coalition has become split over the matter. Now, Twitter users are equally as divided.
On Wednesday, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said he left The Players Coalition because Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did not include NFL protest spearheader Colin Kaepernick. Reid added that his concerns failed to be addressed in the Coalition as well, according to the Associated Press.
Online, users weighed in on if the measure was a good thing or not.
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Some felt the deal was a good way to move forward.
If the NBA has a policy against kneeling/sitting during anthem why can’t the NFL. This isn’t a hostage situation so no need to negotiate or pay a ransom
— christian fauria (@christianfauria) December 1, 2017
It does seem like a payoff but I think the players should accept the money and continue to be peacefully protesting and civically active.
— Darrel Hutchinson Sr (@oneptofview) December 1, 2017
NFL players: We want cops to stop killing unarmed Black people at an extremely high rate compared to other races, and globally.
NFL: How about we donate money!?
— Ta-Nehisi Coates is my Tolstoy (@CEJDaddyD) November 29, 2017
Throwing $ at a problem is not a solution
— 49ers Faithful (@jeremy_n11) November 29, 2017
Let’s just face the facts: The NFL ain’t gon’ do shit about Social Injustice and y’all know it
— Keenest of Keene’s (@kjax22) November 29, 2017