September 13, 2016
Thank the Steelers!
Before Monday night’s football game every player of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins not only stood for the National Anthem, but stepped forward to assist the military in holding the giant American flag.
The Steelers’ actions were in part to honor their offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, who served three tours in Afghanistan and received a Bronze Star. His response to Colin Kaepernick’s protest:
“I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it. But I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down when the national anthem of the country that is providing you freedom and providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year.”
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