Chiefs coach announces decision on Harrison Butker

chiefs coach announces decision on harrison butker

Harrison Butker

After Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker delivered a controversial commencement address in which he criticized transgender people, mocked the LGBTQ Pride Month, and suggested that women should be “homemakers,” many people were calling for the Chiefs to cut or suspend him from the team. But it’s pretty clear that’s not going to happen.

During his press conference this week, Andy Reid made it clear that he has no intention of punishing Harrison Butker for his comments or even talking to him about the speech.

“I didn’t talk to him about this,” Andy Reid told reporters on Wednesday according to Pro Football Talk. “I didn’t think we need to. We’re a microcosm of life here. Everybody’s from different areas, different religions, different races. And so we all get along. We all respect each others opinions. And not necessarily do we go by those, but we respect everybody to have a voice. It’s a great thing about America, man. And we’re just, like I said, a microcosm and . . . my wish is that everybody could kind of follow that.”

Reid also made it clear that Butker’s words did not cause a problem in the locker room and that everyone is “good” with his decision not to punish Butker.

“The guys are good with that,” Reid said. “They understand. They understand how things work. I mean, everybody’s got their own opinion. And that’s what so great about this country. You can share those things and you work through it. And that’s what guys do.”

[Pro Football Talk]

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