Bucs’ HC Bruce Arians Says Athletes Protesting ‘Doesn’t Do Crap’, Believes In ‘Taking Action’ Instead

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Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t appear to be a fan of NBA players and NFL players protesting just for the sake of protesting.

When asked about his thoughts on the latest round of player protests in the NBA, MLB and NFL Arians said “protesting doesn’t do crap” and that he believes in taking action instead.

Arians went on to expand a bit on what he meant about “taking action”.

Via ESPN’s Jenna Laine

I think your responsibility is to take action. I don’t know that protest is an action. I think each guy, as a personal thing, I would beg them to take action, find a cause, either support it financially or do something to change the situation.”

Arians was later asked what he would do if his team wanted to sit out practice in protest and he said that he would only agree with it if players were serious in doing something for change.

This isn’t the first time Arians has urged people to take “action”. Back in June during the height of the BLM protests Arians made similar comments while speaking to the media.