Steelers to protest national anthem by remaining in locker room
National anthem protests are expected to be widespread throughout the NFL on Sunday in the wake of Donald Trump’s comments, and the Pittsburgh Steelers could be taking the strongest stand.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said his entire team is planning to remain in the locker room and not take the field during the national anthem before their game against the Chicago Bears.
— Jamie Erdahl (@JamieErdahl) September 24, 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars already made a powerful statement when team owner Shad Khan interlocked arms with two players during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” in London.
Trump said this week that NFL owners should force their players to stand during the national anthem. The president doubled down with some tweets before the bulk of Week 3’s games were played on Sunday.