BOSTON (CBS) – A pair of lawmakers are making a push to ban youth tackle football in Massachusetts.

Two state representatives recently introduced a bill that would ban children in grade seven or under from playing tackle football.

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The proposal is based on research that suggests long-term damage for children who suffer multiple concussions. Flag football and touch football would still be allowed.

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If passed, schools or leagues could be fined $2,000 for each violation.

New England Patriots offensive lineman David Andrews was one of the people who reacted to the proposal on social media.

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“This is really sad to me as someone who has played this game since I was 6 years old,” Andrews tweeted. “I understand people’s concerns with children playing and I respect that. But let parents and kids decide if they want to play or not.”