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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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Only place to get news of what’s not reported in the US is to read foreign news sites.
I believe RUSH spoke to Tomlin’s daughter today via phone.
Not only listening to RUSH, but reading FR and writing, tee vee on for DH and I failed to hear the complete conversation. Only the ending after she hung up and Rush thanking her for the call, wrapping it up after call completed. His thread should be posted elsewhere on the site if compelled to read it.
A cowardly creep. If anyone needed a reason to root against the Steelers he gave it to them.
Thousands have been lost in battle. Villanueva could tell of many of his friends lost.
Now I have at least one hero in the NFL.
He spoke with Bill Tobin’s daughter not Tomlin the Traitor.
If your logic is that it is their right and freedom of speech to protest, then the same should be true for someone who is not dissing the flag and National Anthem by following conventional cultural protocol in standing and stunting or holding you hand over you heart.
They are unilaterally favoring the protesting players and targeting and dissing the stand-up guys who are respecting the flag, anthem and country.
The Left has been doing this not-respecting-the-flag crap since Obama started not holding his hand over his heart when he was running for president.
In my youth, the rallying cry was, "Love it or leave it." Same holds true today.
Auto-speller is the bane of our existence nowadays.
Thanks for the clarification. Too much for a feeble mind to track today.
Tomlin does more then “look like a real creep.” He’s a filthy, disgusting, race-baiting black millionaire pretending he’s being “oppressed.” Effing enn-word bastard. Get back to Umbugwae or wherever-the-eff you crawled out of, you sick bag of brain-diseased piss.
Tomlin sides with “his people” while Alejandro sides with his country.
It’s a real shame when a talented coach like Tomlin loses his courage (much less, his mind) by supporting this crap.
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