Delanie Walker, who is a tight end for the Tennessee Titans, gets paid millions of dollars to play football on television. However, he doesn’t seem to understand that he needs to keep fans happy or else he and his fellow millionaire NFL player friends won’t be employed any more.
Walker recently decided to make a bold statement directed at fans of the Titans and other teams who were furious about the fact that he and hundreds of other football players refused to stand for the National Anthem last weekend.
Delanie was interviewed in The Tennessean newspaper, and he mocked fans who oppose the Kaepernick-style protests. Wrote reporter Jason Wolf, “Don’t come to the game. That’s the message a couple of the Titans’ star players have for any outraged fans threatening to turn their back on the team…”
Said the Titans tight end, as reported by Wolf, “First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about.” He then continued, “And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”
The responses from football fans was not positive for Walker. Wrote one Twitter user, “You mean I don’t have to contribute to your salary? Alrighty then!” Added another, “Bye, Felicia! Don’t want us, we don’t want you. Good thing we agree.” Do you think Delanie Walker deserves to be unemployed?