NFL players made a point to unite together against our President and our military. The Pittsburgh Steelers made the ultimate cowardly move and stayed in the locker room during the national anthem. Except Alejandro Villanueva, who had the courage to go against orders from the coach and stand on the field for the anthem.
Villanueva is a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He wasn’t going to let politics come before his patriotism.
No Steelers were on the sideline during the anthem.
LT Alejandro Villanueva, a veteran who served in the Army, stood near the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/JOviLUAtiF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 24, 2017
After this, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Villanueva was “disrespecting his team”.
“Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”
Apparently Coach Tomlin cares more about having respect for his football team than he does about respecting our veterans.