The dumpster fire that is the National Football League (and its complicit partner in crime, ESPN) has successfully politicized the sport by its own inaction on Kaepernick’s anti-American crusade.
And now executives, owners and players alike are doing their level best to pour gasoline on that fire.
So it comes as no surprise to learn that ESPN’s viewership along with ratings and ticket sales for NFL games are at rock bottom and falling fast.
Fans of the NFL have always been largely comprised of the same sort of folks who are inclined to vote for Donald Trump.
And Trump knows this which is why picking a fight with the NFL is pure genius.
But this weekend one person stood out conspicuously from the crowd: Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva.
He’s not only a star offensive tackle, he’s also an Army veteran who graduated from West Point and served three tours in Afghanistan before coming home to play football.
While his teammates were playing stupid in the locker room, Villanueva emerged to stand tall for the National Anthem.
It’s proof in the pudding they’re not all overpaid, spoiled children.
Here’s more from Redstate…
The sad spectacle of overpaid athletes making a statement about oppression and inequality by refusing to stand for the presentation of the US flag and the playing of the national anthem continues. There was one bright spot today. In Pittsburgh, the entire Steeler team cowered in the locker room while the degrading spectacle of paying respect to the nation that enabled them to make a seven or eight figure salary was taking place except for one man:
That man was offensive tackle, Alejandro Villanueva. Villanueva–who was born in Meridian, MS, to parents who were both Spanish citizens–is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an infantry officer. He is a graduate of airborne and Ranger school. He served in 1st Ranger Battalion (Hunter Army Airfield, GA) and did three deployments to Afghanistan, winning a Bronze Star with “V” device for heroism under fire. He also shares my view on the douchebaggery that Colin Kaepernick has brought into the NFL in his search attempt to be the Michael Sam of the Black Lives Matter movement:
“I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year … when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year.”