Deshaun Watson is urging fans to NOT march in his honor … begging Texans supporters on Monday to cancel a rally they had planned to try to keep the QB in Houston.
You’ll recall … Watson is currently in a messy spat with Texans brass — believing he should have more input in the team’s hiring process of its general manager and head coach.
In fact, things have reportedly gotten so contentious … there’s talk Watson could be traded from the team sooner rather than later.
Texans fans have obviously been furious about that … and they had planned a march near NRG Stadium on Monday to send a message to Houston’s ownership and to try to keep Watson on the roster.
But, when Deshaun caught word of the possible rally in his honor … he pleaded with leaders to not go through with it because of the ongoing pandemic.
“I’m hearing there is a march planned on my behalf in Houston today,” Watson said. “Although I am humbled I ask that whoever is organizing the march cancel for the sake of public safety.”
“Covid is spreading at a high rate & I don’t want any fans to unnecessarily expose themselves to infection.”
According to Houston Chronicle reporter Aaron Wilson, more than 100 fans had already gathered at the stadium to begin the rally … though it seems some, if not all, are dispersing after Watson’s plea.