David Bakhtiari Sounds Off as NFL Does Ridiculous 180 on Grass Fields for FIFA

Adam Taylor McKillop
Green Bay Packers veteran David Bakhtiari sounds off as NFL does a ridiculous 180 on grass fields for FIFA.
Green Bay Packers veteran David Bakhtiari sounds off as NFL does a ridiculous 180 on grass fields for FIFA. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Green Bay Packers season ended earlier than fans were hoping, but that's not stopping veteran offensive tackle David Bakhtiari from remaining an important voice for player safety across the league.

He took to Twitter early on Thursday morning to share his thoughts on player safety and the NFL's ridiculous 180 on grass fields, solely for the purpose of winning 2026 FIFA World Cup stadium bids.

The veteran sounded off in disgust of the situation.

"If this doesn't bother you as a player or fan of football, congrats! You've been successfully brainwashed," said Bakhtiari.

For the past several years, stadiums around the league have begun adopting turf fields. It's common in domed stadiums but open-air stadiums have even adopted the playing surface, which is easier to maintain for NFL franchises.

But, we've also seen an uptick in player injuries on turf fields. Especially non-contact ones where a torn ACL or similar injury is the result. The players have been up in arms about the league going back to a natural grass surface requirement, but it's fallen on deaf ears for the league office and owners.

Until the FIFA World Cup comes to North America. Bakhtiari is clearly upset the league and owners are willing to place player safety back at the top of their priorities, simply to win a World Cup bid. It's ridiculous.

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