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Steelers Coach Didnít Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem [VIDEO]
DAILY CALLER ^ | 9-24-17 | Peter Hasson

Posted on 09/24/2017 6:43:28 PM PDT by doug from upland

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates.

Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trump’s comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. (RELATED: Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers Player To Stand For National Anthem [VIDEO])

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Tomlin said in a post-game press conference that he was looking for “100 percent participation” in whatever course of action the team took during the national anthem.

When asked by a reporter about Villanueva coming out for the anthem, Tomlin said, “Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Villaneuva played in college at West Point Military Academy before going on to become an Army Ranger. He served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, before later joining the Steelers.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: alejandrovillanueva; anamericansoldier; badell; boycottnfl; goodell; nfhell; nfl; pittsburghsteelers; steelers; tomlin; trumpnfl; veterans; villanueva
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1 posted on 09/24/2017 6:43:28 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Yet another reason to despise the NFL


2 posted on 09/24/2017 6:45:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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>> “100 percent participation”

More like 100% rejection of the Military. Too bad, jackass.


3 posted on 09/24/2017 6:45:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: doug from upland

He should have come out on the sidelines and been visible. But I salute him for not knuckling under to these thugs.

#BoycottNFLAdvertisers #BoycottTheNFL


4 posted on 09/24/2017 6:45:54 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Only their self-aggrandizement matters.)
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To: doug from upland

Disgusting. This player reinforced his hero status today.


5 posted on 09/24/2017 6:46:28 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: doug from upland

It’s been reported that his online jersey sales today are off the charts.


6 posted on 09/24/2017 6:46:39 PM PDT by stockpirate (SETH RICH gave the emails to wikikileaks via murdered ex-UK Amb, murdered he was, cover up it is)
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To: doug from upland
we were gonna be respectful of our football team.

But not of your country. OK, I get it.

7 posted on 09/24/2017 6:47:26 PM PDT by henkster (The View: A psychiatric group therapy session where the shrink has stepped out of the room.)
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To: doug from upland

Only one Steeler put country over team. Sad.


8 posted on 09/24/2017 6:47:40 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: doug from upland

The NFL is a monopoly and its time for the Justice Dept to break it up.


9 posted on 09/24/2017 6:48:05 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: doug from upland

> Tomlin said in a post-game press conference that he was looking for “100 percent participation” in whatever course of action the team took during the national anthem. <

Kind of like how 100% of the voters must vote for Kim Jong-un on election day. I used to have some respect for Tomlin. Now I see him as just another fascist.


10 posted on 09/24/2017 6:48:16 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: txrefugee
Alejandro-_Villanueva
11 posted on 09/24/2017 6:48:59 PM PDT by timestax
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To: doug from upland
Tomlin said in a post-game press conference that he was looking for "100 percent participation" in whatever course of action the team took during the national anthem.

And yet Tomlin himself was standing there respectfully on the sideline during the national anthem.

This tells me that he knew the players were @ssholes for staying in the locker room ... and he would have been much happier if all 46 players were @ssholes instead of just 45.

12 posted on 09/24/2017 6:49:22 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Uncle Sam 911

But that would require Jeff Sessions to wake from his coma.


13 posted on 09/24/2017 6:49:25 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: doug from upland
Must be a wonderful atmosphere for Villanueva. /s

A shame the the league will benefit from his jersey sales.

14 posted on 09/24/2017 6:49:32 PM PDT by canalabamian
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To: doug from upland

Wonder if this guy will still have a job in the morning.


15 posted on 09/24/2017 6:50:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: doug from upland; big'ol_freeper; Bender2; GOPsterinMA

Wow, a POS Coach Omar Epps is.

God bless Alejandro Villanueva


16 posted on 09/24/2017 6:51:22 PM PDT by Impy (The democrat party is the enemy of your family and civilization itself, forget that at your peril.)
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To: doug from upland

Time for all Americans to turn their backs on the NFL and the NBA forever.


17 posted on 09/24/2017 6:51:39 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: doug from upland

So the coach doubled down on stupid? If they punish this player in any way we need to flood them with comments and posts.


18 posted on 09/24/2017 6:52:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: doug from upland

So a player taking a knee is fine for the leftists in charge, but a player saluting the flag is divisive in the left wing world of the NFL.


19 posted on 09/24/2017 6:52:46 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: doug from upland

I am sure that Alejandro has dealt with tougher situations and men than a pissy Mike Tomin.

20 posted on 09/24/2017 6:53:42 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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