REPORT: Texans Players May Remove Team’s Logo From Helmet Before Game To Protest Owner’s Comments
October 29, 2017
Houston Texans players met late Saturday to discuss just how they will protest against team owner Bob McNair in response to his controversial comments.
it was released that at a league meeting involving every NFL owner last week in New York, McNair referred to players as ‘inmates’ saying “We can’t have inmates running the prison” in regard to the protest during the National Anthem before games.
According to ESPN, players will likely kneel together, and have also discussed possible peeling the team’s logo decal off their helmets and raising their fists before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Star WR DeAndre Hopkins and fullback D’Onta Foreman even skipped practice the day news was released of McNair’s comments, with the rest of the team reportedly having to be convince by coaches to stay at the facility instead of walking out.
McNair has since apologized for his choice of words to the public as well as to his team.