Deshaun Watson Asks Fans Planning Rally To Keep Him In Houston To Back Off

The biggest story around the Houston Texans right now is the ongoing back and forth with franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson’s name has been in the news pretty much since the moment the season ended, from his involvement in the search for a new coach to his recent desire to be traded from the team.

The quarterback still has plenty of fans in Houston that want him to stay, and a number of them were planning a march to show their support.

Watson, though, says he doesn’t want it.

The quarterback tweeted out early on Monday that, while humbled, he doesn’t want to people to risk exposing themselves to the COVID-19 virus, and he wants the event nixed.

“I’m hearing there is a march planned on my behalf in Houston today,” Watson tweeted. “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.”

Houston fans have had it tough recently. Their NBA team the Rockets lost superstar James Harden last week via trade to the Brooklyn Nets after Harden and the Rockets couldn’t see eye to eye.

Now it sounds more and more like Watson will be on the move next, regardless of any march held in his honor.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. To all those fans who wanted to march on behalf of a football player to stay on your team, I say get a fucking life. Deshaun Watson doesn’t give two shits about any of these fans. That feeling is not unique to Watson, just saying it isn’t worth your time Covid or not.

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