During Sunday’s NFL parade of schmucks who channeled their resentment that Barack Obama was constitutionally prohibited from a third term and that Colin Kaepernick is jobless into widespread national anthem protests, one man stood tall and is catching hell for it.
The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team showed a lack of class and an abundance of cowardice by refusing to even come out of the locker room for the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Except for offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a man who actually wore a uniform in service of his country instead of for millions of dollars like his teammates who never had any skin in the game when it came to defending America. He stood at the end of the tunnel with his hand over his heart and became the only Steeler with dignity on a day where it was lacking elsewhere.
Villanueva was a former U.S. Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan and had too much honor to hunker down with the cheese eaters in the locker room, the chief rat being head coach Mike Tomlin.
While Villanueva became a hero to patriotic Americans, the feeling isn’t the same with many of his teammates and the man who is supposed to be their leader.
Tomlin criticized Villanueva during the press conference following the karmic delight of the Steeler’s loss to the pitiful Chicago Bears despite his own lack of focus on the game instead of placating whining baby protesters.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 25, 2017
Via The Daily Caller “Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem”:
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.
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.”
(The comments begin around the 2:10 mark in the video)
Not only did Tomlin’s decision blow up in his face after the veteran Villanueva defied his orders but the player’s jersey sales skyrocketed as will his prestige on a team that not only betrayed its proud history but also chose to allow the lunatics to take over the asylum.
Fans in Pittsburgh won’t be happy with Tomlin, especially now that he has criticized Villanueva to honor the flag that he risked his life under, something that pampered football types have no clue about.
Some Steelers fans are already burning their team jerseys and memorabilia, it’s not going to be easy for the team to get them back, especially after the Iron City’s pro hockey team the Pittsburgh Penguins upstaged the crybabies in cleats by accepting President Trump’s invitation to the White House.
Tomlin is a crumb who isn’t fit to clean Villanueva’s jockstrap.