Hat tip Behind the Steel Curtain
-Behind the Steel Curtain
Full disclosure: I am a rabid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Nevertheless, I have chosen this article from a Steeler blog because the reaction of Steeler offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva is especially meaningful. Villanueva is not only a minority himself. He is also an ex-Army Ranger who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Unlike Mr Kaepernick, who enjoys the benefits of being an American while choosing not to stand for the National Anthem, Villanueva has served his country in uniform and in combat. Just as he protects quarterbacks like Kaepernick, Villanueva has protected those like Kaepernick so that they could enjoy their freedom of expression regardless of how offensive it is.