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“This We’ll Defend.” That’s the U.S. Army motto that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva honored when he stood for the national anthem before an NFL game.

And by “this,” the Army motto refers to the United States of America — not the National Football League.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, who’s black, apparently thinks Army veterans should place their transient football teams above their country. B*tch, please.

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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was unhappy that offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, an Army veteran, stood for the national anthem. Are you serious? (Image: BizPac Review)

Tomlin was upset that Villanueva — who did three tours of duty in Afghanistan — broke ranks by standing to respect the Star-Spangled Banner while his teammates hid like hood rats in the locker room.

If you thought Trump was tough on the NFL … watch what Judge Jeanine just did!

At a post-game press conference, Tomlin expressed disappointment that Villanueva respected the American flag that he risked his life fighting for.

“I was looking for 100% participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,” Tomlin said (see video at 2:28). “Many of them were not going to accept the words of the President, so we decided to not take the field.”

Coach Tomlin was upset that the former Army Ranger put his country before his football team. Keep in mind that football players are traded all the time, so it’s not like the allegiance is reciprocal.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Villanueva’s patriotic gesture earned praise from millions of Americans.

Sales of his jersey skyrocketed, catapulting him to the No. 3 all-time bestseller among Pittsburgh Steelers, according to 247 Sports. Villanueva’s jersey is also now one of the top sellers in the entire National Football League.
The Progressive Leftists just won't be satisfied until they get our American Flag removed from ever NFL football game and until they stop the National Anthem from ever being played at any NFL football game.

This shows how much they really hate America IMO.
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Not all fans got the hate America memo.

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Those who attended football games Sunday expressed their displeasure with players who protested the Star Spangled Banner. New England Patriots fans booed members of the football team who followed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s lead and kneeled in protest of the national anthem.
But wait, Patriots fans weren't the only ones.

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Fans of the Buffalo Bills did not take kindly to the protest against the anthem either. According to Politico NY, Bills fans booed any player on the field who kneeled during the anthem and began chanting “U-S-A.”
Football Fans Boo Players Protesting National | The Daily Caller

The Steelers coach expressed disappointment that one of his players a veteran of 3 tours in Afghanistan stood on the sideline at attention for the presentation of the flag instead of hiding in the locker room like his teammates. My, what tolerance. Team over country.
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I doubt the fans will boycott the games. However, I am willing to bet they will continue to Boo those players that take a knee.

At this point, the President should stay above the fray. I hope he does and lets the average Americans pressure the team members into proper etiquette and respect. First by booing when they kneel, and by boycotting their endorsed products in the open market.

The Players, not the owners, are causing this ruckus. Let them, not the fans or the owners, take the hits for it.
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Breaking: NASCAR Stands Up… Sends Brutal Message to Any Driver Thinking About Kneeling
BY CILLIAN ZEAL ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 AT 8:58AM

Given the recent pandemic of highly-paid professional athletes who have developed an allergy to America, its flag and its national anthem, NASCAR has a message for anyone who might be tempted to fall victim to the contagion: if you do, you’re going to end up with something a lot worse than a Darlington stripe.

According to the Associated Press, NASCAR owners threatened anyone who decides to follow suit in anthem-kneeling will find themselves with a one-way ticket out of the sport.

The AP had originally reported — shocker of shockers — that nobody participated in anthem-related shenanigans before the ISM Connect 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend.

NASCAR as a sport is more patriotic than most, which provided a plenty big carrot for participants. However, there was also a rather significant stick lurking in the background: namely, the fact that owners and other NASCAR dignitaries seemed to have no truck with anyone who wished to use stock car racing as a platform to disrespect America.

“It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus,” Richard Childress told the AP. Best known as the owner behind Dale Earnhardt’s iconic black #3 race car, Childress said that “anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

Richard Petty, NASCAR’s all-time win leader with 200 victories in the top-flight series, is also the head honcho at the eponymous Richard Petty Motorsports. He took a dim view of anthem-related shenanigans, as well.

“Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period,” Petty said. “What got ’em where they’re at? The United States.”

Asked whether kneeling would lead to dismissal at Petty Motorsports, Petty responded: “You’re right.”

Another owner, Chip Ganassi, was a bit more equivocal, parroting Mike Tomlin’s statement that “we’re not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda” when his team stayed in the locker room during the anthem. It was unclear whether Ganassi understood the full context of Tomlin’s statement — namely, that it was a team decision on the Steelers’ part and that Tomlin expressed disappointment in the one player (a veteran) who decided to go out of the tunnel for the anthem.

History tells us that it isn’t long before the anthem-abhoring brigade comes after NASCAR. History also tells us that the rhetoric those individuals will most likely use will be something about the suppression of “free speech.”

We all have the right to free speech. Anyone who kneeled during the anthem at the NASCAR race this weekend wouldn’t be taken in by some sort of star-spangled gestapo making sure everyone followed proper anthem protocol. What we don’t have is the right to consequence-free speech — and liberals know this. That’s why they drummed out James Damore, the Google employee whose infamous paper on gender and liberalism in Silicon Valley got him fired.

Google had every right to fire him, just as we have ever right to criticize Google for their decision. The point is that nobody has the right to express themselves however they want without incurring whatever adverse consequences come their way.

We support NASCAR’s move and their right to make it — and we hope other leagues and sanctioning bodies will take similar umbrage toward anyone who decides that a sporting event is a platform for statements that contemn our country and those who defend it.
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I doubt the fans will boycott the games. However, I am willing to bet they will continue to Boo those players that take a knee.

At this point, the President should stay above the fray. I hope he does and lets the average Americans pressure the team members into proper etiquette and respect. First by booing when they kneel, and by boycotting their endorsed products in the open market.

The Players, not the owners, are causing this ruckus. Let them, not the fans or the owners, take the hits for it.
While technically you are correct, it is the spineless NFL leadership along with the owners that are allowing this to happen. The NFL has rules around everything concerning their brand and the players actions on and off the field. However, they seem to not be able to stop these protests? Laughable. by allowing it to happen while adorned in the NFL helmets and jersey's, they are essentially condoning it.

Remember, this is the same NFL that did not want to take sides in the murder of 5 Dallas Law Enforcement officers by allowing the Cowboy's players from wearing something as small as a sticker on their helmets. That would have put them at odds with BLM. However, they now don't want to take a stand? Their actions are just as offensive as those of the players.
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While technically you are correct, it is the spineless NFL leadership along with the owners that are allowing this to happen. The NFL has rules around everything concerning their brand and the players actions on and off the field. However, they seem to not be able to stop these protests? Laughable. by allowing it to happen while adorned in the NFL helmets and jersey's, they are essentially condoning it.

Remember, this is the same NFL that did not want to take sides in the murder of 5 Dallas Law Enforcement officers by allowing the Cowboy's players from wearing something as small as a sticker on their helmets. That would have put them at odds with BLM. However, they now don't want to take a stand? Their actions are just as offensive as those of the players.

It's really not a question of what the owners could do. Yes, they have the power to enforce a new rule (never foreseen) concerning the anthem and the flag. The dilemma for them is what they should do. It's a DITD/DITD

The progressives have put them there. The players are frankly too self indulged and stupid to know better. I would suggest the term useful idiots may apply.

This is no different than pulling down statues of our history. It's all about the desecration of what most Americans hold dear. The goal here is not to change our perspectives, but to force action by angst and anger. Any action, and I mean any action, by the owners is just more grist for the mill.
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It's really not a question of what the owners could do. Yes, they have the power to enforce a new rule( never foreseen) concerning the anthem and the flag. The dilemma for them is what they should do.

The progressives have put them there. The players are frankly too self indulged and stupid to know better. I would suggest the term useful idiots may apply.

This is no different than pulling down statues of our history. It's all about the desecration of what most Americans hold dear. The goal here is not to change our perspectives, but to force action by angst and anger. Any action, and I mean any action, by the owners is just more grist for the mill.
I see what you mean, the owners are between a rock and a hard place. However, I don't believe it is difficult to come down on the side of patriotism. A large majority of Americans and fans of the NFL would be more than happy to support them until the left comes to the realization that their temper tantrum had failed.

However, in this case it seems that the owners are running scared. They have made their choice. We shall see how it plays out. My guess is that they will be paying dearly as time goes on. There are enough patriotic Americans in this country that will tune them out. And without an audiance, the networks will not be willing to pay out the billions of dollars they currently are.

Also, a lot of these owners are using stadiums financed by public monies. I can see a lot of these being voted down in the future along with congress looking to end their monopoly that also receives numerous tax breaks.
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During the Steelers' championship years in the 70's, they had a player named Rocky Bleier who was veteran of Vietnam receiving a purple heart and a bronze star. He was always a fan favorite in part because his compelling story. In this interview last year he gives his reasons why he's opposed to on field protests. It's not a platform for your beliefs. He comments on what the owners should have done.

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