We learned on Wednesday that the NFL would be developing an educational training video for players to “show clear examples of appropriate and inappropriate celebrations.”
Exact details on the video aren’t yet known, but we have an idea of things that might be on the video, like Antonio Brown’s celebrations where he’s either twerking or thrusting. And the reception hasn’t been positive so far.
Bruce Irvin tweeted that the NFL should be worried about other things. Packers tight end Martellus Bennett did as well, but he went further than that.
Yea An educational training video on celebrations? Spend that money on something else like a video on investments or something that https://t.co/xabCzeRqYO— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
Bennett added that he wanted something that would help the players, and that spending time and money to worry about celebrations was a waste.
He didn’t stop there:
Let the players express their individuality and creativity. Y'all gonna make an educational video on how we should talk next? https://t.co/xabCzeRqYO— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
NFL knows players wont be around long so they invest all resources into the building teamlogos for longevity. That's the constant variable.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
Bennett’s wish that the league would just let the players be themselves is one that seems pretty common. He noted that NBA players are allowed to do such, and market themselves because of it. That’s not the case in the NFL:
NBA on the other hand they can invest in the players being the face of the entire league. Look at the advertising of both.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
A good rant isn’t complete until the jokes get off, which Marty B does with seemingly no effort:
I need to stop tweeting for 15 mins im going to need 15 minutes later this year to watch a dumb ass break dancing video during training camp— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
I'm going to be taking a 15 minute dump whenever we're supposed to watch this "educational" video. I can feel my stomach bubbling now— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
Yo @NFL why don't y'all go help out some of these players build up the communities that the majority of your players come from.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 22, 2017
Marty B capped off his rant with a smiling selfie:
I know we wear helmets all the time, this is what I look like. I'm going to post a headshot everyday so y'all know. How's that for branding pic.twitter.com/vvuAF8IrLn— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 23, 2017
Bennett has never been afraid to speak his mind. He said before and after the Super Bowl that he wouldn’t be visiting the White House because he doesn’t support President Donald Trump. He’s also given his perspective on being black in America on Twitter.
Bennett has a wonderful way of getting his point across, and is unapologetic about it. It’s what makes Marty B himself.