NEW: Pittsburgh Steelers to remain in locker room during National Anthem today, ESPN confirms, following Pres. Trump's criticism of protests
— ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2017
Steelers will not participate in today’s National Anthem, as @JamieErdahl reported. Steelers will remain in locker room during Anthem.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2017
Pittsburgh. The Steel City. Gotham City. A place where grabbing your lunch pail and rolling up the sleeves isn’t just a saying, it’s simply a way of life. A culture built around blue collar steel toughness. A city where a yellow towel isn’t just used for wiping some dirt off the windows, it’s a symbol. A place that calls itself the “City of Champions” and are as proud of their sports teams as any city from sea to shining sea. A city that embodies everything that this great country stands for.
And you are going to walk into SOLDIER FIELD, I repeat, SOLDIER FIELD, a stadium literally built to honor those soldiers who have died in combat fighting for our country, and you are going to stay in the locker room for the National Anthem?!
Let me say this again: SOLDIER FIELD, THE FIELD LITERALLY BUILT TO HONOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY, YOU’RE GOING TO COME IN AND HIDE IN THE LOCKER ROOM BECAUSE YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN THE PRESIDENT?!
Pittsburgh is dead to me. Absolutely dead. I don’t care if you like the President or not, you’re at Soldier Field. Sorry, we chose to honor our field after those who died for our country instead of a mustard packet. Bears by 50. Glennon goes for 400 and 4 TDs. Lock of the century. The road to 14-2 starts now.