(FOX NEWS) - Star Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced on Twitter that he gave tickets to Thursday night’s game to police officers from the Green Bay, Wis., area.
“To those waiting on the #rodgerstickethunt, I gave my tickets this week to police officers from the Green Bay Area. Enjoy the game!” he tweeted.
Fox 6 Now reported that the MVP quarterback has been hiding tickets in secret places around the city for fans to find.
Rodgers told PackersNews.com Tuesday that his team was going to stand and link arms during the national anthem before the game against the Chicago Bears -- and he invited Packers fans to do likewise in the stands. The move came after President Donald Trump’s controversial comments on players kneeling in protest during the song.
To those waiting on the #rodgerstickethunt, I gave my tickets this week to police officers from the Green Bay Area. Enjoy the game! #— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) September 28, 2017
About 200 players chose to protest after Trump's comments. A handful of others raised their fists. The league has 1,696 players on active rosters.