Pittsburgh Steelers player says he will not kneel for the flag, ‘screw anybody who has a problem’ with it

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A remarkable occurrence seen over and over comes from first and second generation Americans who know all too well just how fortunate they are to reside in the greatest country in the history of man.

People like Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who said on Monday that he will not kneel during the national anthem this upcoming NFL season and he does not care what people think of that.

Then again, at 6′ 6″ and 302 lbs., there aren’t many willing to challenge him.

Tuitt declared his position in a tweet that acknowledged that his grandmother came to the U.S. from the Caribbean and worked hard to achieve success.

“Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” the player tweeted. “My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and … worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.”

Tuitt’s tweet comes after former NFL player and coach Mike Ditka called kneeling for the national anthem “disrespectful.”

“If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel,” the Hall of Famer said.

With the NFL, under the tutelage of Commissioner Roger Goodell, pushing all in on amplifying liberal social justice initiatives, Tuitt is effectively letting it be known that he can maintain the proper perspective as the world around him goes mad.

In addition to allowing players to use helmets “to honor victims of systemic racism,” the league will allow signage in end zones for Week 1 games and home openers.

The on-field signage that will be on end zone borders will feature the messages “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” on opposite ends of the field.

Also, every game on opening week will feature a pre-recorded version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is often referred to as the Black National Anthem.

Tuitt’s teammate, Cameron Heyward, told reporters previously that whatever they decide to do, they would do as a team.

“I think we want to stay united in what we do and what we want to accomplish,” Heyward said during a conference call last month. “Coach T (Tomlin) always told me that if we win a Super Bowl, that’s not enough for the city of Pittsburgh. We want to leave a lasting change on our community as well.”

Tuitt also made it clear to his critics that he is willing to use his wealth to help others.

As expected, Tuitt was quickly attacked by the left and it’s rather instructive to see how many took exception to the player marrying a white woman.

However, there were plenty of social media users standing with Tuitt, to include veterans.

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:


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