House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., plans to boycott Tennessee Titans games until NFL players stand for the national anthem.
Black told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday she has four season tickets to Titans games, which she's owned for many years. But Black, who is running for governor of Tennessee, said she doesn't plan to use the tickets until NFL players end their protest during the national anthem.
"My four tickets are in a drawer, and they will stay in the drawer," she said. "My seats will stay empty until we have an appreciation for our flag, our men and women who fight for this country, and for what this flag stands for. And so, I am disgusted with the whole NFL."
Black went on to express support for Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who said Sunday night any Cowboys player who disrespects the flag would be benched.
The Tennessee congresswoman also said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired and criticized the commissioner for holding players to different standards when it comes to their conduct on the field.
"Roger Goodell told one of the players that he couldn't wear a pair of socks that had a Bible verse on it, because that wasn't part of the uniform, and it wasn't part of the team, and it wasn't part of the league, and now we're allowing an expression such as this, and then we're applauding it?" Black said.
"You know, I don't understand that. I really don't. ... I pay a lot of money to go see them, not only the tickets, but the food that I buy and so on and so forth. And I think do your job, please. I come there to watch you play football. I don't come there to listen or see you degrade our country."
Black reiterated her decision not to attend Titans games on Twitter.
"On @hughhewitt today I let him know my 4 season tickets at @Titans games will remain empty until @NFL respects our vets & anthem," she tweeted.
When the national anthem played before Sunday's Titans game, only one player, receiver Rishard Matthews, protested.
Matthews stayed in the locker room until after "The Star-Spangled Banner" ended, and told ESPN last month he would kneel until President Trump apologized for comments he made about players who take a knee.