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Only 1 Steeler Stood For The National Anthem On Sunday – Then We Discover 1 Shocking Detail

Many REAL football players will chide someone who sits at home and calls the plays the way they see them.

The players will point out that, unless you’re on the field in the middle of “combat,” you might as well go back to your Madden game with your buddies.

No armchair quarterbacks, thank you.

But these same players who are now chiding President Trump for his comments about the disrespectful attitude of NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem, are the same people who have no concept of what it’s like to be on a REAL battlefield of combat.

Recently, the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained inside their locker room as a protest to the National Anthem.

Only one player decided to come out and stand for the anthem with his helmet off and his hand over his heart, but you shouldn’t be surprised who did it:

That player is a former Army Ranger and medal winner in Afghanistan.

The Daily Caller:

“The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained in the locker room during the national anthem, with the exception of one player:

Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who plays offensive tackle for the Steelers.

While the rest of his teammates remained in the locker room, Villanueva stood in the tunnel holding his helmet in his left hand and holding his right hand over his heart as the anthem played.

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.

An NFL.com article earlier this year said that Villanueva first caught Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s eye ‘because of the way he stood during the national anthem.’

NFL players around the league are kneeling in protest during the national anthem, following President Trump’s statement that players who do so should be fired.”

STORY CONTINUES BELOW…

Yes, it’s pathetic and yes, these players who are kneeling are cowards who won’t stand for a country that has done more good in the world for the cause of freedom, liberty and justice.

And oh yes, it’s a country that has allowed them all to become Gods.

Instead, these sad excuses for men have decided to protest an imaginary struggle that they seem to be concocting in order to get a little face-time in the Hollywood set.

The good news is that ticket sales in NFL games is down dramatically and so are subscriptions to ESPN events on cable.

Now, with Major League Baseball players beginning to follow up with this cowardice, perhaps they will be learning a valuable pocketbook lesson as well.

Source: The Daily Caller

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