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Pittsburgh Steelers Will NOT Take Field During National Anthem [VIDEO]

The Pittsburgh Steelers will remain in their locker room during the National Anthem ahead of their game Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Stacy Dales of the NFL Network reported that Steelers players made the decision following a meeting with head coach Mike Tomlin.

According to Dales, the team will hold a “ceremonial unification” in the locker room during the Anthem.

The move is an apparent response to President Trump’s comments on Friday calling on NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem. Trump went even further on Twitter, calling on NFL fans to boycott the league.

Trump also rescinded an offer to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House. The team’s star player, Stephen Curry, had said prior to Trump’s statement that he would not visit the White House because of Trump.

The Steelers’ decision is the strongest response so far to Trump’s comments. Numerous players for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens kneeled during the Anthem prior to their came at Wembley Stadium in London.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Lucian Bane

    September 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I hope to hell all those “fans” of football show their patriotism to their “flag” first, and quit attending!

  2. Roland Pfeifer

    September 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Those player’s that did not stand for the ANTHEM shuld be made to find there own way home but not on the tean Plane.

  3. Melissa Copenhaver

    September 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    They all make me sick! What do they think they are proving … only that they are a bunch of spoiled rich a-holes who forget who helped them become spoiled rich a-holes! The American people did this for them!

  4. Steve

    September 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    The wallet of the owners will only take losses so far. They will lay the law down with the players or continue to lose fan base and ultimately revenues and advertisers.

  5. Phyllis White

    September 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Just another sheep following the crowd.

  6. Gloria Abarientos

    September 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    WHY YOU PLAYERS JUST STAY HOME ANYWAY SOONER OR LATER NO ONE WILL BE WATCHING YOUR GAME AND YOU WILL GROW BANKRUPT YOU ARE JUST BEING PROUD AND IGNORANT THAT YOU BECOME RICH BECAUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. YOU DO NOT ONLY DISRESPECT THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BUT ALSO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT ARE PAYING TO WATCH YOUR GAME. AND THERE WOULD BE THE TIME YOU WILL REALIZE WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITE AND IDIOTS YOU ARE!

  7. Jennifer Wiegele

    September 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Just another reason to hate the Shittsburgh Steelers. It is a clear disrespect of everyone how has served in the armed services past and present. It is aslo a show of disrespect to their fellow player who was an army ranger.

  8. Jim

    September 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    It would be a right to protest if they really had a reason and not some BS statement about persecution and racism. I wish I could spend my life playing a game I love and get paid millions to do so. the players are overgrown babies that have had it too good and the owners only care about the dollars they are making and do not want to offend the players. I guess the owners are all without balls to stand up for our country. If the players want to protest they should do it away from the fields. The media should quit covering games with players being disrespectful and sponsors should say no unless things get right. Some do not want a stronger country, they would rather be led by the nose.

  9. brian MCMILLAN

    September 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Actually remaining in the locker room is a better result than kneeling, sitting or fisting.

  10. Joe

    September 26, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Ben a Steelers fan for ever and now I p_ss on you A-holes never to buy steelers garb again….Jam it Steelers

  11. nonflanymore

    September 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    A few years back didn’t the NFL fire Hank Williams Jr. for speaking freely. However now when the speech is anti-American the NFL fully backs the hate speech.

    Turn off all professional football and go outside and play the game with your friends. It’s much more fun.

    At a minimum stop attending the Steeler’s games. There is nothing special about them. Maybe they would be happier playing ball in a good communist country like China.

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