Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien recently announced that he's ready to take a knee alongside his players as a peaceful protest during the national anthem once the NFL season starts. Being that the gesture has been a polarizing topic ever since Colin Kaepernick started doing it in 2016, many people are on opposite sides of the spectrum in the debate.
In a reply to a tweet about the news of O’Brien kneeling with his players, one fan called out star defensive end JJ Watt and attempting to speak for the veteran. In his own swift reply, Watt let the fan know to not worry about business that concerns No. 99.
Watt clearly understands the stakes here and set the record straight on the justification for the protests in the first place.
As a result, a veteran of the military has replied to Watt’s tweets to confirm that it is more than OK for players to take a stand on racial injustice however they deem necessary.
Coming for Watt on the field or on social media has never been a great idea. Trying to speak for him when he's in a clear position to do so for himself is even worse. Watt is in full support of his teammates who will kneel in 2020 and will stand by them in case another Twitter troll tries him again.