Fox Sports pundit Skip Bayless made it clear he’s not pleased that the Pittsburgh Steelers player Alejandro Villanueva stood for the national anthem Sunday.
Villanueva is a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan and earned a bronze star. He was the only player on the entire Steelers roster to stand for the anthem. The rest of the team remained in the tunnel, and Bayless thinks Villanueva should have been in the tunnel with them.
“It didn’t work for him to step out of the tunnel. If, in fact, you had all agreed, you had voted whether a majority or unanimously, to do this as a team to stay up in the tunnel until the Anthem was done,” the outspoken pundit told his audience Monday morning on his show “Undisputed.”
It’s mind-boggling for a sports pundit to question the decisions of Villanueva, a man who was ready to give his life for this nation. The arrogance of people in the sports world and political world to lecture a former Army Ranger on whether or not he should stand for the national anthem is truly despicable.
We should all be applauding this brave man’s actions, and his willingness to do what he thinks is right instead of what dumb decisions his team wants to do.