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Steelers player who stood alone for anthem has top selling jersey

Steelers player who stood alone for anthem has top selling jerseyā€¯

The Steelers held a players-only meeting Saturday night to discuss their options in the wake of Trump's suggestion that NFL owners fire players who kneel for the national anthem. "It's a shame, but it is, but we are not politicians, we're coaches and professional athletes". "Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself I feel embarrassed". Roethlisberger told Villanueva to meet in the tunnel four minutes before kickoff.

Participating in the national anthem shouldn't be viewed as a political issue.

Even though Villanueva served in the Army, he said he is not offended by players kneeling during the anthem.

"I wish today we would have continued down", Roethlisberger said. There was no division there.

Villanueva said his team would have joined him if they had known about the "extreme circumstances" he was going through before the game.

Either way, they will be there alongside Villanueva, who defended his teammates for the surreal scene at Soldier Field, placing the blame on himself.

The Steelers' decision proved unpopular with numerous team's fans, who went on social media to voice their displeasure and even posted videos of themselves burning Steelers merchandise. The team did not want some players standing and others not, so it was decided that in order to get 100 percent participation this is was the only solution. "I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only". "I also look bad and that's my fault and my fault only". "We said whatever we do we need to make sure we're unified as one group because that's what we're about and that's what this should be about is staying together as one unit and one group and one brotherhood, things like that".

The former undrafted free agent whose professional football career almost ended shortly after it began when he was cut by Philadelphia in 2014 had the most popular-selling jersey on the league's website Monday.

Villanueva wasn't doing anything of the sort.

"Unfortunately I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally", Villanueva said in a press conference Monday. I never planned to boycott the plan that the Steelers came up with.

"I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle so I have the freedom to battle on the field. but everyone these days likes to find a reason to protest and that's their right", Wolfe told ESPN, according to The Washington Post.



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