The Pittsburgh Steelers become the next team to announce that all their players will be standing during the playing of the National Anthem during their game this weekend.
This announcement follows the Denver Broncos who already expressed they would be standing during the anthem.
Ahead of their game tonight, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears also stood together.
Per Daily Caller:
On the same day the Denver Broncos players announced they would stand for the national anthem, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncy announced that his team, too, would stand for the anthem. The Steelers were roundly excoriated last Sunday for failing to come on the field for the national anthem, and were even more roundly excoriated for extracting an apology from Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who came out to the field to stand for the anthem.
Unlike their decision last week, where all but Offensive Tackle Alejandro Villanueva remained in the locker room:
Pouncey explained, “I promise you one thing, this week we will all be standing out there for the national anthem. Trust me.” He added, “As far as I know it’s 100 percent participation. We love this country. It’s America. We know there are injustices in this world, but to me, personally, football is football and that’s what we need to approach it as.”
The new announcement follows a statement by Steelers President Art Rooney II who said his team’s non-participation in the Anthem playing was misconceived:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 26, 2017