The defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers is reportedly not kneeling for the National Anthem- a move that some find controversial for being not so controversial.
Stephon Tuitt, who proudly wears the “black and yellow,” wrote on social media that his family takes great pride in the nation and all the opportunities it provided them.
“I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” Tuitt wrote on Twitter. “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 will no doubt face backlash from some fans and teammates, but appears to stand by his convictions.
According to Fox Sports, Tuitt finished with 22 tackles and 3.5 sacks last year before being injured.
Tuitt’s teammate, Cameron Heyward, previously said that the team would protest in unison.
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