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Pittsburgh Steelers to remain in locker room during National Anthem today

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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BREAKING: The Pittsburgh Steelers football team will remain in the locker room during the National Anthem this afternoon when the team takes on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Kick-off is at Noon.


by on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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I really do not care what all of these athletes do. However, imo, they look like a bunch of jackasses protesting the National Anthem.

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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It's how it used to be done all the time. I think it was a good practice. They should all do this. There is no platform for the expression of their views if they are still in the locker room for it. 

VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Steelers will remain in locker room for national anthem in Chicago, Mike Tomlin says


As part of a wave of protests throughout the NFL in the wake of President Donald Trump's NFL-related comments, the Steelers will not be on the field for the playing of the national anthem before their game against the Bears on Sunday.

Coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team would remain in the locker room for the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

"These are very divisive times for our country," Tomlin said. "For us, as a football team, it's about us remaining solid. We are not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone. That's the thing that I posted to our guys. I said, 'If you feel the need to do anything, I'm going to be supportive of that. As Americans, you have that right.' But whatever we do, we're gonna do 100 percent, we're gonna do together. We're not gonna let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda. This collection of men, we're chasing something here in 2017, and we're not gonna play politics with football players, with football coaches.

"We're not participating in the anthem today. Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, to remove ourselves from the circumstance. People shouldn't have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn't be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn't be separated from his teammate who chooses not to. So we're not participating today. That's our decision. We're gonna be 100 percent. We came here to play a football game. That's our intentions, and we're gonna play and play to win."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday would be an "unprecedented" day of protests in the NFL. The public's collective eye was focused on how players would react to a series of tweets from Trump.

"If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast," Trump tweeted at 6:44 a.m. ET on Sunday. "Fire or suspend!"

He followed that up 29 minutes later with another thought on the topic: "...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S."

Those tweets were his fifth and sixth related to the NFL or NBA in less than 24 hours. Trump opened Saturday morning by saying the NBA champion Warriors would not be invited to the White House due to star Stephen Curry's "hesitating" about whether he wanted to go. Curry had reiterated the previous day he had no interest in visiting the president.

Trump then expanded on his comments at a Friday rally in Alabama, saying NFL players should stand for the anthem or "YOU'RE FIRED! Find something else to do!"

Several NFL team owners, and commissioner Roger Goodell himself, have responded to Trump's tweets with statements.


http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/pittsburgh-steelers-national-anthem-locker-room-mike-tomlin/3hrz5wcmuui21tg8efyoe4uv4

MissAndree
by Ronita on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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😂😂😂😂
VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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NFL is now being called No Fans Left all over social media.

VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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Oh, say can you see,
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed,

At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly streaming.
And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night,
That our flag was still there.
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

codfish
by Silver Member on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM
I think it is a great idea.

When I watch sports it is not to know or care about the players, who are paid employees, opinion on squat. Just as when I go to a concert or play. I am not spending my money to hear what you think about politics.
VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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It's deplorable.

Quoting tnmomofive:

I really do not care what all of these athletes do. However, imo, they look like a bunch of jackasses protesting the National Anthem.


Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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Look at this from a different viewpoint...


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They're not free if they risk being killed without cause by leaving their house... The men, women and children who died innocent, will not be forgotten, and they are making sure of that.

PPCLC
by Lisa on Sep. 24, 2017 at 12:51 PM

LOVE this! Absolutely love this and this is how it should be done IMO.

Quoting VooDooB:

"These are very divisive times for our country," Tomlin said. "For us, as a football team, it's about us remaining solid. We are not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone. That's the thing that I posted to our guys. I said, 'If you feel the need to do anything, I'm going to be supportive of that. As Americans, you have that right.' But whatever we do, we're gonna do 100 percent, we're gonna do together. We're not gonna let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda. This collection of men, we're chasing something here in 2017, and we're not gonna play politics with football players, with football coaches.

"We're not participating in the anthem today. Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, to remove ourselves from the circumstance. People shouldn't have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn't be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn't be separated from his teammate who chooses not to. So we're not participating today. That's our decision. We're gonna be 100 percent. We came here to play a football game. That's our intentions, and we're gonna play and play to win."

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