Pittsburgh Steelers Player Stephon Tuitt Says He’s Not Kneeling During The National Anthem, Cites His Grandmother Being An Immigrant

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Pittsburgh Steelers star Stephon Tuitt won’t take a knee during the national anthem.

There are going to be gigantic national anthem protests all over the NFL during the 2020 season, but Tuitt won’t be joining. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He tweeted Monday that he’s not taking a knee and added, “screw anybody who have a problem with that.” He cited his grandmother being an immigrant as a major reason why he won’t take a knee.

This honestly takes a hell of a lot of courage from Tuitt. No matter what you think about the national anthem protests, rejecting them publicly is a courageous act.

I have no doubt at all that some of Tuitt’s teammates in the locker room aren’t going to like this stance at all.


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However, if you’re going to accept and encourage players to take a knee, then you have to do the same when Tuitt voices his opinion.

It sounds like he’s damn proud to be an American, and won’t let anyone shame him for that.


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We’ll see how his teammates react, but major props to Tuitt for refusing to take a knee when it’s become incredibly fashionable.