The NFL has betrayed patriotic Americans across the country.
By allowing and condoning NFL players sitting down during the national anthem, they have turned their backs on America.
But one player who is an Army veteran refused to disrespect the flag he fought for, and Black Lives Matter is furious about it.
This whole debacle started with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick siding with Black Lives Matter extremists by refusing to stand for the national anthem.
At the time, Americans were in so much of an uproar of anger that he was forced to drop his contract with the 49ers, and he is now a free agent.
But now, even more NFL players are following in Kaepernick’s steps by refusing to stand for the national anthem.
In fact, the Pittsburg Steelers downright refused to leave the locker room during the national anthem.
Nearly the entire team stayed in the locker room during the national anthem.
But one player refused to follow the rest of his team’s move.
Alejandro Villanueva, who is an offensive tackle for the Steelers, defiantly left the locker room and stood alone holding his helmet in his left hand, and placing his right hand over his heart as the national anthem played.
Villanueva is an Army veteran who understands more than most what the flag stands for, and clearly was not willing to be a prop to a far-left anti-American movement.
While he was in college at West Point Military Academy, he got his first big start in football by playing for the West Point team.
After his time at West Point, he then served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.
As reported by 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.
He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 before eventually joining the Steelers.”
More and more NFL players are refusing to stand for the national anthem.
The number of players refusing to stand has only gotten larger after President Trump stated those who refuse to stand should be fired.
So that begs the question, is this actually a principled stand, or just a way to defy President Trump?
But possibly more disgusting than the act of refusing to stand for the national anthem is what happened at the recent game in London between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens.
A large number of the players refused to stand for the national anthem, but remained standing during God Save the Queen.
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