The NFL and the NFLPA are trying to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, and even though the owners approved a new CBA, many of the players have been outspoken on Twitter that they don't like the new proposal from the owners.
I have zero issues with players not liking the proposed deal, the NFL is a business, and both the owners and the players need to make decisions that are best for them. But, when you mock the fans, it doesn't sit right with us, and that's exactly what millionaire Jarvis Landry did.
Landry tweeted out "Look like y'all better start getting y'all XFL tv packages together" That was followed up by a laughing emoji by Eric Weddle.
Landry has earned over $79 million throughout his career, and Weddle has earned almost $70 million.
When I see the players taking this kind of approach and mocking fans because the millionaires and the billionaires can't decide how to split up the billions of dollars fans give them every year, it irritates me.
What makes me even more sick is watching the small percentage of fans defending Landry, or acting like these guys don't have a choice. If you're that concerned about your "safety" and the millions of dollars you're being compensated, I'm sure there are thousands of other players who would gladly take your spot and your money. Just ask any of those guys playing in the XFL.
Like I said, I don't care what happens with the CBA. If the players strike, bring in the replacement players and I'll still have football to watch. I watch football because I love the game. I cheer for the Patriots because I love the team, and I will cheer for any player who puts on the jersey, millionaire or not.
If the players want a bigger slice of the pie, great, go for it. But, if you're going to mock the fans who work 9-5 for a wage nowhere close to what Jarvis Landry makes, you're crossing the line, and frankly it pisses me off.