- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 19, 2020

NFL stars from Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz to Malcolm Jenkins and J.J. Watt tweeted to their millions of followers about what they feel is a lack of a strong health and safety plan for the 2020 season.

The tweets appeared to be a coordinated move, with every player using the same hashtag: #WeWantToPlay.

“We still have not been granted the full and proper training camp acclimation period necessary as recommended by the medical and training staffs,” Watt wrote. “We still do not know if there will be daily testing, every other day testing, etc.”

Wilson wrote that he was concerned because his wife is pregnant.

“We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones,” Wilson said.



The online push mimics what several Major League Baseball stars did in June when a plan for a 2020 season had yet to be negotiated — tweets that all contained the message, “Tell us where and when.”

Read some of the stars’ messages below:

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