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Steelers’ Stephon Tuitt Defiantly Refuses To Kneel For Anthem Out Of Respect For His Immigrant Grandmother

Stephon Tuitt, a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers said he will not take a knee and disrespect the American flag during the national anthem.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt took to social media on Monday to defy the left by refusing to take a knee during the national anthem. He explained he would not disrespect the American flag in this way because his grandmother was an immigrant who found success in our great country after coming here with nothing.

NFL Player Stephon Tuitt Takes A Stand For The Anthem And The Flag

The Steelers’ defender defiantly tweeted:

Tuitt will undoubtedly face serious pressure to kneel. His teammate Cameron Heyward recently said that the Steelers would be protesting together in unity.

“I think we want to stay united in what we do and what we want to accomplish,” Heyward said last month, according to Fox News. “Coach T (Mike 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.”

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Drew Brees Was ‘Cancelled’ After Defending Flag

We live in a time where taking a stand for the anthem is seen as “risky” and “controversial”.

In June, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was hit with severe backlash. His sin? The Super Bowl MVP said that he would never kneel for the national anthem because of his family’s military background. 

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees said. “Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States.”

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“I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps,” he added. “Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about.”

Tuitt Hit With Backlash

The backlash against Brees was so intense that he was forced to issue apology after apology for his pro-anthem comments.

Tuitt can expect this same kind of backlash, and it’s already starting to come in:

Others, however, support Tuitt and his patriotism:

Here’s hoping that Stephon Tuitt stays strong, and doesn’t back down to the liberal outrage mob like Drew Brees did. 

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