As the rest of the NFL and the world COWERS AND BOWS to the Christophobic, abortion loving, Islam supporting, America hating, liberal mob – HE STOOD ALONE!
My new hero – former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva. What a stud! God bless America. When I saw him on TV standing there alone by himself with his hand over his heart dam near made me cry. Wow.
Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so…his jersey has just become the TOP seller for the NFL – AWESOME!!!! (read article below)
I try to stay out of politics but of course I’m PRO-LIFE & PRO-GOD. But I don’t find it surprising that liberals hate America and love to to disrespect the flag. After all…Demoncrats proudly kill unborn babies – publicly mock God and of support Islam so none of this is shocking.
You can’t call yourself a Christian and be democrat. Period. Demoncrats booed God at the DNC convention and they banned Pro-life voters from their party (read below) so satanic!
For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem.
A former Army Ranger, Villanueva was the only Steeler to break from the team’s orders and come out of the tunnel Sunday in Chicago to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Speaking after his team’s 23-17 loss to the Bears, Tomlin appeared to take a swipe at the Bronze Star recipient’s decision.
“Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,” Tomlin said.
Tomlin told the media that, prior to kickoff Sunday, the Steelers held a team meeting and decided, though not unanimously, to not come out of the locker room for the national anthem. Tomlin added the intent was to have his team focus on the game and not President Trump’s comments blasting players who chose to protest during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“I was looking for 100 percent participation.”
“Many of them felt like something needed to be done. I asked those guys to discuss it and whatever they discussed that we have 100 percent participation or we do nothing,” Tomlin said after the game. “They discussed it for an appropriate length of time and they couldn’t come to an understanding, so they chose to remove themselves from it. They were not going to be disrespectful in the anthem so they chose not to participate, but at the same time many of them were not going to accept the words of the president.”
Villanueva, who served three tours in Afghanistan, decided to stand his ground instead and placed his hand over his heart while the anthem played.
“We’re not politicians. We’re coaches and professional athletes,” Tomlin said Sunday. “If those of us or individuals choose to participate in politics in some way I’m going to be supportive of that. But when we come out of locker rooms, we come out of locker rooms to play football games.”
There appeared to be some confusion in the Steelers locker room after Villanueva came out of the tunnel for the anthem.
Offensive tackle Chris Hubbard told Penn Live that the players, by a slim majority, voted in favor of staying off the field instead of standing on the sideline holding hands
“We thought we were all in attention with the same agreement, obviously,” linebacker James Harrison told the website. “But, I guess we weren’t.”
Hubbard, however, said everyone in the locker room accepted that Villanueva would be exempt from the team’s decision.
“Al was cool with it, with whatever we went through. He was on board. That’s Al, man,” Hubbard said. “He’s a good guy.”
Villanueva has previously spoken out about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit and kneel during the national anthem, saying his actions may “send the wrong message.”
“I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year…when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year,” Villanueva told ESPN in 2016.
He added: “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States, the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, inequalities in pay. You can’t do it by looking away from the people that are trying to protect our freedom and our country.”
Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe also told ESPN he would be standing during the national anthem Sunday because he wanted to be “paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.”
“I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle so I have the freedom to battle on the field…but everyone these days likes to find a reason to protest and that’s their right,” Wolfe told ESPN, according to The Washington Post.
NFL players were active on social media on Saturday in response to President Donald Trump urging NFL teams to fire any “son of a bitch” who kneels during the playing of the national anthem and they were uniformly negative about the President’s point of view.
Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe issued a statement via Josina Anderson of ESPN on Sunday that read quite a bit differently. Wolfe didn’t say that any players who protest, as his teammate Brandon Marshall did last season, should be fired but he did express his feeling that it is disrespectful and wondered why those who don’t believe the United States of America is the greatest country in the world would stay here.
“I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle so I have the freedom to battle on the field. Paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom is why I stand. But everyone these days likes to find a reason to protest and that’s their right. It’s America and you are free to speak your mind. I just feel it’s disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their lived and it’s maybe the wrong platform. But like I said to each their own it’s AMERICA! The greatest country in the world and if you don’t think we are the greatest country in the world and you reside here, then why do you stay? A lot worse places in the world to call home. Proud to be an American.”
Democratic leaders hurt their own party by ousting pro-life voters