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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:56 pm 
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Chiefs, Rams players considering not playing due to messy field in Mexico City

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As grounds crews appear to be laying new sod on the field at Estadio Azteca on Tuesday, a number of Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams players are strongly considering not playing in next Monday's game in Mexico City and instead want it moved to Los Angeles, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"It's not fair to risk our health," a prominent player told Schefter on Tuesday.

Rams safety John Johnson saw the current field conditions on social media and tweeted his reaction.

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Significant discussions are underway about whether the game will be played in Mexico City, moved to Los Angeles or postponed, sources told Schefter, and that a decision is expected by the NFL in the coming days.

The issue is that soccer games and concerts have left the field inside Estadio Azteca a mess. Both teams have their own people evaluating the field, sources told Schefter, and the NFLPA is concerned and has been monitoring it closely.

Sources told Schefter that some players are skeptical the playing surface can be repaired enough in the next six days, and that they want the game moved to Los Angeles and played this week.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Monday night said the league is "working closely" with stadium personnel "to ensure that we have an NFL-quality surface" for the game.

One source still expects the game will be played in Mexico City, according to Schefter, but another source said he thinks moving the game to Los Angeles is still an option.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Well probably the best decision all year to move it back to LA.

I seriously don't understand these foreign games. Does anyone seriously think there will ever be a team full time in mexico or england? One game a year seems tough on a team, imagine a team traveling over an ocean a minimum of 8 times, or that team making the playoffs so the playoff game is at a weird time.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Why do Mexicans napalm their fields between games?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Seriously, though - good for the players for standing up to the league on this.

That's absolutely unbelievable.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:23 pm 
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The bears should have done this with soldier field a few years back when they were playing on painted dirt in the playoffs or last game of the season.

It has improved though.


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