The Pittsburgh Steelers have one of, if not the, largest fanbases in the NFL. They’re right up there with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers.
Naturally, most fans were royally ticked off when the entire team refused to leave the locker room for the National Anthem. Well, the entire team with the exception of one player.
That would be offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a Bronze Star-winning West Point graduate. Oh, he’s also a former Army Ranger.
Today, another offensive lineman for the Steelers is making some big news. Maurkice Pouncey just announced what the team plans to do during the anthem this coming Sunday.
Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey makes it abundantly clear, “I promise you one thing this week — we’ll all be standing out there for the national anthem. Trust me. We respect our flag and we respect the military. I think the bigger message was we were trying to stay out of it. That we should unite inside. It was all about the flag. It was just a big misunderstanding. Trust me, I’m very sorry to anyone who feels the way they do. I care about the flag dearly. Trust me, this team will be out there standing Sunday.”
BOOM! Now that’s more like it!
Pouncey added that the entire team will participate, “As far I know it’s 100 percent. We’re going to go out there as the Pittsburgh Steelers. If not, you’ll have something to talk about. As far as I know everyone on the Pittsburgh Steelers will go out there.”
Good. Now let’s see it happen!