Steelers Player: ‘I’m Not Kneeling For The Flag And Screw Anybody Who Have a Problem With That’

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Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt will not sit or kneel during the playing of the National Anthem in the upcoming NFL season, he announced on Monday.

As the Daily Wire reports, Tuitt cited the work ethic of his immigrant mother and praised the country that allowed her to succeed.

“I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” Tuitt wrote.

The comment came after a pair of tweets with financial advice, urging others to get educated.

“My grandmother was a immigrant from the Caribbean and age worked her a** off to bring 20 people over the right way,” he added. “She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.”

See below for all three tweets:

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NFL legend Mike Ditka also recently commented on the national anthem protests, where he urged participants—all those who kneel, walk out, sit, or otherwise protest—to “get the hell out of the country.”

During an interview with TMZ Sports on Sunday, Ditka was asked how he would address the issue as the chairman of his female tackle football X league.

“The whole kneeling thing in the NFL —you’ve got guys saying that they’re gonna do it,” the interviewer asked Ditka. “I’m seeing all these baseball players now, different teams. Last night watching baseball you got the Reds kneeling, the A’s, the Giants, lots of teams are kneeling, athletes kneeling. In your league here —you’re the chairman of this thing — is that going to be allowed if the women want to take a knee during the anthem? What’s the policy on that for you guys?”

“If it was up to me I’d say no,” the Hall of Famer responded. “If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old fashioned, so I’m only going to say what I feel. I think there’s a way you protest and a way you don’t protest. You don’t protest against the flag and you don’t protest against this country who’s given you the opportunity to make a living playing a sport that you never thought would happen. So, I don’t want to hear all the crap. You wanna try it, try it. You don’t, it’s okay.”



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