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Steelers Player Didn't Mean to Stand Alone During Anthem

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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 04:00 AM
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It looks like Alejandro Villanueva, whose jersey topped sales on the NFL's store after he stood alone for the national anthem, did so on accident.


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.


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He is embarrassed by the mix-up, as he intended to stay behind with his team-mates and instead it looks as if he threw them under the bus. I was surprised when I found this out. He says there are no rifts in his team, and that he has no hard feelings for those who kneel.

Even so, the accident has made him look like a ballsy, all-American Trump supporter and his popularity has skyrocketed.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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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.

If he has not got a problem with his team, then none of the try hard, wannabe die hards out there who have wept and screeched and given the middle finger to the NFL on this matter, have a damned leg to stand on.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 04:56 AM
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"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."


And for the very same reason he should not feel embarrassed that he was the only one who gave respect for the national anthem for whatever reason it happened for. Those Veterans also fought for that choice as well....



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 05:16 AM
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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.

Telling of what exactly?
Just cause he's a former Army Ranger doesn't mean he is smart or that his opinion is the right or wrong one.

His views on the subject aren't likely the same as every vets. I'm sure if one asked around he would get many different feelings on the subject.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: ShadowLink

You might get all sorts of answers back from veterans, depending on their mindset.

However, the issue here is that I have been hearing people crow and bark and whine about the veterans, and how they must feel when someone fails to respect the flag, and yet here is a veteran who would, but for a total miscommunication, have stayed in the tunnel, rather than walk out.

It is telling, because if there is one veteran who would support such protest as that, then there are more than one, because there is nothing new under the sun. And as it happens, I happen to know for a certainty that there is more than one, more than a few, but a hefty number of veterans, who would support this sort of protest, because they threw away their medals, they cast down their superiors, and raised the middle finger like a battle flag, in the direction of the Capitol, in protest.

Their opinions are not invalid. Their stances are not irrelevant, and nor is this gentleman's stance. Yet to hear some people tell of it, you would think that all military personnel current or former, are either enraged or depressed about the matter. More false narratives, more lies, from the "Straight talkers".



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Why,do you base all your facts after sports stars?,your one of those trying to skirt the real issue,WTF are they protesting for? don't they make enough money?they are fueled by MSM,in an effort to fuel socialism,they pay big money for this,I advise you use more imformative news venues



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Why,do you base all your facts after sports stars?,your one of those trying to skirt the real issue,WTF are they protesting for? don't they make enough money?they are fueled by MSM,in an effort to fuel socialism,they pay big money for this,I advise you use more imformative news venues



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 05:52 AM
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Wasn't what you think liberal.

"Part of the reason Villanueva pushed for change: he’d received texts from wounded veterans asking him to stand for the anthem."

A Soldier will NOT take a knee, even if his team was on the field together, he wouldn't take a knee. Most likely why he agreed to stay indoors.

As for confusion in the hall way, maybe, maybe not, but he definitely "felt" that he "unintentionally" threw his teamates under the bus, good for him.

Furthermore, he wasn't going to knee anyways,

"Villanueva’s suggestion, he said, was to stand with Roethlisberger and the team’s other captains at the front of the tunnel. That didn’t work out due to, as Roethlisberger said, pregame “chaos” in a small area,"

Coupled with his feelings about the situation pregame, he knew what to do. The ultimate point in the end was that he was standing, all that matters.

Would he have took a knee by himself? nope.

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townhall.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: darkbake

Its telling though, is it not?



Very. The same people who are silent on black masked communists silencing free speech with violence and intimidation, while lecturing us all on free speech, are the same people who have now pressured this veteran in to recanting HIS protest.

The left continue to be enormous hypocrites! Yes, VERY telling.




edit on 26-9-2017 by HeadCrunchMcRockGroin because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: Oldtimer2

I base my facts on sports stars?

How so? And as for your query "What are they protesting for? Don't they make enough money?", what the hell are you talking about?

Do you honestly think that a person only has a reason to protest, if they, personally, are under some kind of threat, or are affected directly by an emergent social issue? Is that the sort of low brow, mindlessly selfish tossery that you think is virtuous? Your country would be a backwards, stinking cess pit, full of nothing but corpse rot and starvation, if it were not for the fact that people understand, generally speaking, that no person is an island, that what harms one, harms all.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: HeadCrunchMcRockGroin

Would those be the same ones who allegedly are also snowflakes? Would those be the weak willed persons who turned up to counter protest, while unarmed, and were shot at for their trouble, by those who sought from the outset to commit assault at least, if not murder, on the day they left their homes?

Ah yes, the ones who are allegedly at once weak, spotty, shiftless and lazy, and are at the same time supposed to be the most intimidating and scary people ever to walk the streets of America, the new bogeyman?

Your propagandism is showing.
edit on 26-9-2017 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: HeadCrunchMcRockGroin

And what protest would that be? Going back to last year Villanueva has said that he supports what Kaepernick and those that followed suit are doing.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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WWII Vet, 97, Takes A Knee To Support NFL Protests

I wonder if anyone has the guts to call this man un-American?
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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I wonder if anyone has the guts to call this man un-American?


Was he captured? If he was I'll denounce him in two seconds.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

We don't like people who were captured. Being captured is un-American.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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It looks to me like Alejandro Villanueva was threatened right into this "statement".

That's what I think.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:08 AM
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What an honorable protest by privileged spoiled rich man children.

Supporting black criminal thugs is such a noble thing.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That 97 year old WWII Vet was probably paid off or threatened by the NFL too.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: DrStevenBrule

What's so honorable about killing thousands of innocent people with carpet bombs?



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DrStevenBrule

What's so honorable about killing thousands of innocent people with carpet bombs?


Um who is standing or kneeling for that?




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