Rams Coach Sean McVay Says He Will Support Players In Midst Of Nationwide Protests
As protests take place across the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Numerous members of the sports community have spoken out and given their thoughts. While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that he will support any on-field demonstrations his players want to make this season.
McVay said he would support players if they want to demonstrate on the field. Asked if he would support signing Colin Kaepernick if the #Rams need a backup QB, the coach said the team would make a decision like that based on football factors. 2/5
— Kevin Modesti (@KevinModesti) June 2, 2020
Protesting on the field would not be something new for the Rams organization, as in 2014 while the Rams were still playing in St. Louis, a few players walked out of the tunnel prior to a game with their hands held above their heads. This came following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
NFL teams and the league as a whole will be faced with the challenge of how they will handle protests by familiar prior to games in this coming season as when Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem.
On the Rams’ website, there is a 21-minute video posted with McVay speaking about how players and staff have reacted to the protests. You can watch that video here.