As Twitchy told you yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers player and former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, Alejandro Villanueva, was the lone member of his team to emerge from the tunnel and stand for the National Anthem. The rest of the team had decided to remain in the locker room during the Anthem, and it didn’t go over well with Villanueva’s coach Mike Tomlin:

The Steelers’ coach seemed disappointed in Villanueva after the game:

When asked by a reporter about Villanueva coming out for the anthem, Tomlin said, β€œLike I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

What happened to appreciation for players’ “free speech” rights as well as those who are willing to stand alone (or kneel in some cases) for a cause?

Hmm, it’s almost as if there are double standards at work.

Crazy, right?

The Steelers lost to the Bears 23-17.

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