After divisive comments from U.S. President Donald Trump, several NFL players and teams are planning to make shows of unity ahead of Sunday’s Week 3 games. The Ravens and Jaguars started the day in London, where both teams had their own shows of solidarity on the field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently take that a step further on Sunday, as head coach Mike Tomlin reportedly said that his team won’t even take the field for the national anthem ahead of his team’s game at Chicago.
Even former Ravens legend Ray Lewis, who criticized Kaepernick before, has reverse his position to join in solidarity with those in the NFL.
This comes after Trump started some controversy on Friday evening, commenting on the anthem protests by saying that NFL owners should respond to the player protests with the phrase “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
Wouldn’t you love one of these NFL owners… when someone disrespects our flag say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field, right now, out, he’s fired.”
The Steelers will be far from the only ones making a statement on Sunday, so be prepared for several teams and players to have their own responses to President Trump’s comments.