Titans’ Delanie Walker Says He & His Family Have Received Death Threats After His Anthem Comments
On Wednesday, Delanie Walker was asked to respond to the many fans that stated they would boycott and not cheer for the team anymore after they refused to come out on the field during the playing of the National Anthem.
The Tennessee Titans tight end showed no remorse and had a very simple solution for those fans.
“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,” Walker told Jason Wolf of The Tennessean. “If you look at most of the guys in here – I’ve been in the USO. I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.
“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.”
Less than 24 hours after shelling out those comments, he revealed to longtime NFL reporter Mike Freeman that he and his family have been receiving death threats.
In statement, Titans tight end Delanie Walker says he and his family have received death threats since he spoke out about the anthem.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 29, 2017
One quick search on Twitter and you’ll see the keyboard warriors in full fight mode.
— Rad Action (@Rad_Action) September 28, 2017
@delaniewalker82 Keep banging your head! CTE is inevitable.
— CrashingAlice (@CrashingAlice) September 29, 2017
Let’s hope he tears an ACL this weekend! CTE couldn’t set in soon enough on this POS
— 4daTrueRepublic (@4daTrueRePub) September 28, 2017
Lol! Hope you tear an ACL!
— Markus (@mwoodcircle) September 28, 2017
Please blow out your acl. Thank you
— SuperPatriot (@ItHadToBeSaid2) September 28, 2017
Fuck off Delanie. You’re a bitch
— Roxie Doos (@RoxieDoos) September 29, 2017
@delaniewalker82 fuk you bitch all players fall from sky MF’S
— Vick Dooch (@Dooch60) September 28, 2017
Fuck you, you little bitch!!! You may not think its about the military for you to kneel. You’re wrong!! You can take your bitch name & leave
— Razor28 (@AK1982_) September 28, 2017
Wow trump was right your really a “son of a bitch”.You will never defeat the USA you fuucking thug!!!!!!!! #MAGA
— shawn deebs (@shawn_deebs) September 28, 2017