Steelers Coach Criticizes Army Veteran for not Protesting Anthem

Sep 26, 2017

Pittsburg Steelers player Alejandro Villanueva played football at the U.S. military academy at West Point and following graduation became an army ranger, served three combat tours in Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.Then he went on to play professional football. On Sunday when the rest of the team and most coaches protested the National Anthem by hiding in their locker room the former army ranger stood at attention on the field with his hand over his heart.

Pittsburg coach Mike Tomlin has actually criticized him for this, but the fans have had an entirely different reaction. Sales of his jersey have skyrocketed among fans around the country.