With all the uproar coming about from the week 11 showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs potentially needing to play on a field that doesn’t look to be in good shape in Mexico City (Azteca Stadium), players are seriously considering holding out of the game:
If Monday night’s game is played in Mexico City, a number of Rams and Chiefs players are now strongly considering not playing in that game on that messy surface, per sources. “It’s not fair to risk our health,” one prominent player said today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2018
That is a bombshell.
The NFL is currently deciding whether or not the game will be played in Mexico City as originally planned or whether they’ll move the game to Los Angeles and effectively give the Rams their home game back. This is certainly a way to sway the decision by the players who’s health absolutely needs to be of the utmost importance anyways.
The NFL has until the end of today to decide what they want to do, but one thing is clear: even though the game would be awesome in Mexico City, it simply isn’t worth jeopardizing the players’ health.
I’ve been told by multiple sources that players for the #Chiefs and #Rams have requested involvement from the #NFL player’s union regarding the field conditions in Mexico City. Some don’t want to play unless the union can inspect the field and determine if it’s safe for a game.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 13, 2018
More on this: Some #Rams and #Chiefs players are concerned the #NFL will just attempt to throw down new sod in hopes of saving Mexico City game. Concern is that the surface won’t have time to properly take hold before Monday. So they’re asking for a union safety inspection.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 13, 2018
And now we wait for the conclusion...