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Posted on 09/25/2017 12:37:44 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Jersey for Army vet Steelers player who chose to stand alone for the national anthem is an instant bestseller -while the coach says he's disappointed 100% of players didn't skip out
The jersey for an obscure NFL player and veteran has shot to the top of the bestseller charts after he went against the rest of his team and stood out, hand on his heart, during the national anthem.
Army veteran and lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who took a tongue lashing from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, decided to take part in the pre-game national anthem ceremony on Sunday while the rest of his team remained out of sight in the locker room.
'Like I said, I was looking for 100 per cent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,' Tomlin said following his team's 23-17 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Left tackle Villanueva, who served three tours in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger, stood at the edge of the end zone at Chicago's Soldier Field with his hand over his heart as the Star Spangled Banner was performed.
His teammates, who were surprised by Villanueva's actions, remained either in the locker room or stood near the tunnel out of sight of the crowd.
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Something is totally screwed up in the NFL when a player is rebuked for standing for the National Anthem !
Tomlin looks like a real creep. There are lots of places in the world these whiners could live, since they are so miserable in our country.
Looks like the UK media has to report on the U.S. because the U.S. Lying Leftist media are absent mentally and physically.
Tomlin is just as big of a racist as the rest of them.
His job is to win games, not play them....................
I'm going to go where we should be very careful about treading. Is the racism of favoring the position of blacks by a black coach acceptable? Speaking out against a Veteran who respects the flag is not acceptable.
He served three tours in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger!!!! No one (not even the “coach”, who had no right to be angry wth him) should have expected him to do anything other than he did!!!!
Even if one has never served the military—as long as one is an able-bodied American citizen—ons should STAND for the National Anthem, hand on heart, and SING (or pretend to sing) it, whenever it is played!!!!
Save kneeling for penitence before God and proposing marriage! REALLY!!!!
#BoycottNFLAdvertisers #BoycottTheNFL #BoycottNFLSponsors #KickThemInTheWallet
Dump the NFL.
No longer the football leagues of THIS nation.
E in the Ranger Creed:
Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.
Under no circumstances... Some things are more important than a football team. Three combat tours, a bronze star and a Ranger tab fall into that category. They suggest the young captain understands “100% participation” in a way that would make Mike Tomlin fill his pants with the same material that’s in between his ears.
Even most of the New England PATRIOTS knelt for the National Anthem. (NOT Tom Brady and several others)!!!!
They got a well-deserved chorus of BOOS from the fans!!!! Perhaps they should change their name to the New England Traitors!!!!
Any professional sports player who kneels for the National Anthem richly deserves to be called a son-of-a-bitch!!!! PHOOEY to all of them!!!!
We live in the looking glass America. It started with Clinton and warped from 9/11,Obama and the Trump era.
Racial injustice based on what? Colin Kaepernek & his Muslim girlfriend’s support of Black Lives Matter! These insipid football players are backing a racist terrorist group that promotes the killing of INNOCENT police officers!
NFL shouldn’t shite where it eats!
Many of us know veterans who faced the armament of an opponent and who are exquisitely cognizant of the sacrifices many have made to preserve, protect and defend this nation and what it stands for.
Because the leftist media is promoting the racist terrorist group’s communist agenda!
Protest built on lies! Racial injustice based on what? Colin Kaepernek & his Muslim girlfriend’s support of Black Lives Matter! Mindless lemmings can’t think for themselves!
NFL shouldn’t shite where it eats!
I was looking for 100 per cent participation
Lemmings are good at that
Hey,man child Mikey trip him next time!
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