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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva stood alone during the national anthem while the rest of the team stayed in the tunnel before Sunday's game in Chicago—but he says it was an "embarrassing" mix-up, not a personal stand against NFL protests. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, says he had agreed to stand with other players at the front of the tunnel, but he ended up alone 20 feet ahead of his teammates due to miscommunication and what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says was "chaos" caused by congestion in the tunnel area, the Pittsburgh Post-Review reports.
"I don't think veterans at the end of the day take any offense," he says. "They actually signed up and fought so that somebody could take a knee and protest peacefully whatever it is that their hearts desire."
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: darkbake
Its telling though, is it not?
An Army Ranger no less, who has no problem whatsoever with his team protesting in the manner which they deem most fit.