Texas governor Greg Abbott criticized the NFL last week that if a cross-sex bathroom bill passed, the country could miss hosting another super bowl.
Abbott, a Republican, told the conservative radio station moderator Grenbeck Tuesday that the NFL “walked on thin ice” with its veil threat.
In criticizing the NFL to allow players to kneel during the national anthem, Abbott said: “NFL needs to focus on playing football and getting rid of politics.
On Friday, federal spokeswoman Brian McCarthy said in response to an e-mail issue about Texas bills filed last month: “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values is where it becomes law , It is certainly a factor to consider when considering future events.
Abbott said Tuesday: “For some low-level NFL consultants come out and say they will micro-manage and try to control what type of policy in Texas, we will pass in our state, which is unacceptable.
“We do not care what the NFL thinks, sure what their political policy is because they are not political weapons of Texas or the United States, they need to learn their status in the United States, which is governing football, not politics.
Abbott responded to McCarthy’s statement on Saturday, indicating that he was not threatened and pointed to the Deflategate case as an example of the NFL hypocrisy.
NFL chose the future of the Super Bowl site, by 2021, no one in Texas. Dallas hosted the game in 2011, since 2004, held three Super Bowl in Texas, which is second only to Florida.
According to the Texas Act, people will be asked to use a gender-proof bathroom in their birth certificate. It is similar to the North Carolina law, prompting the NBA to move the All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans and NCAA from last year’s seven championship events.
The bathroom bill by the Republican Central Government Dan Patrick, a powerful figure in Texas, who cited the Houston Super Bowl, proved that the big event would stick. According to the NFL statement, Patrick’s office said on Friday that it remained firm and committed to “ensuring every Texas welcome” sporting event.
Unlike the laws of North Carolina, the Texas proposal did not meet some of the regulations that NCAA had proposed during the fall of this year. This includes language that invalidates local equal rights laws, although there are separate legislation in Texas that could produce similar effects.
The National Football League issued a similar warning before national legislation, which critics thought would cause discrimination. In 2016, the Government of the Republic of Georgia Nathan deal rejected a “religious freedom” bill, the NFL proposal could lead Atlanta to be surpassed by the Super Bowl.