By Sandra Rose  | 

Several NFL teams are vowing to stand during the national anthem this weekend. Multiple NFL players kneeled during the anthem last Sunday to demonstrate their anti-Trump sentiments. But their protests didn't go over well with fans.

The players were outraged at comments made by President Trump during a rally in Alabama.

Offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, an Army veteran, was the only Steelers player to stand alone outside the tunnel during the playing of the anthem last Sunday.

After the game, furious fans posted videos of themselves burning Steelers gear and season tickets.

Following the backlash, the Pittsburgh Steelers declared there would be no more kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem.

Offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey said the entire team will stand for the anthem this Sunday.

"Pittsburgh Steelers will go out there and do the right thing,” Pouncey told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

The Denver Broncos ball club also said they plan to stand during the anthem on Sunday.

"We're a team and we stand together -- no matter how divisive some comments and issues can be, nothing should ever get in the way of that," the team said in a statement on Instagram. "Starting Sunday, we will be standing together."

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

  • Harley

    #BOYCOTT

    Black men need to grow some balls and create their own league..... FOR SHAME !

  • xenaD

    They don’t get it!

  • B Zandaz

    You can’t please everyone.....

  • Harley

    SHOLE DONT!

  • Harley

    They worried about their own pockets not innocent people being murdered by police... SAD!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    After all was said and done, can Kaep get his job back now!?

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    No reason at all to me...... for any kind of political song .....being played at sports events.

    For what?

    Ive read that back in the day they used to do the same thing in all movie theaters, and also at the end of all radio and television broadcast.

    Seems almost like the programming of dictator ran country, or like the Stalin and Mussolini and days or Modern day North Korea. Same thing with the school Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag...we are doing this for what purpose?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Can Colin get his job back ....since they only did it to spite your orangeness...

  • Kimberly King

    They don't get it... but they'll get it 5-7 years from now when they're broke AF from shelling out millions of dollars a year to their 13 baby mamas and can no longer afford to pay property taxes on those huge mansions. They'll go back to be a regular ninja where no one remembers who they are. There's only a few NFL players who go on to be legends and future hall of famers. The majority of these ninjas won't be a second thought after they retire. Only then will their mindset truly change. Pathetic

  • JV

    THIS

  • Str8tUpMenace
  • Str8tUpMenace

    Following the backlash, the Pittsburgh Steelers declared there would be no more kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem.
    _______________________

    Poosies

  • Ela

    They are a bunch of punks. They couldn't care less about the reason Colin was kneeling. Their egos got bruised when Trump tested them. Ask Jonny Gammage if his cousin being a Steeler stopped the cops from killing him!

  • Renee26

    Their slave masters cracked the whip so they yielded... not surprised considering they weren't kneeling last year...they've accepted they are slaves

  • deadellamore

    Coons

  • Wreckognize Game

    Maybe they will play both sides of the fence and stand with interlocked arms.

  • Renee26

    If they all would have joined him then he may not have been blackballed.. they can't fire them all

  • Wreckognize Game

    You are so right.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Black but Yellow

  • Teresa Uriel

    "Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered." Proverbs 11:21 KJV only

    Its an absolute waste of time trying to 'save/support' white people. YOU ARE WASTING YOUR BLACK ASS TIME!!!

  • LuLu

    Didn't understand that gesture. But I understand why it was done...if you're locking arms with the man next to you, he CAN'T kneel.

  • stav

    Wow! What was their point in the first place then? The conforming came quick, I see why Kap didn't want to be on the cover with these frauds!

  • stav

    TY!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    What was their point in the first place then
    ___________________

    To spite Trump's ignorant ass

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Right

  • stav

    That's all! It was very obvious this was not in solidarity with the cause that affects ALL people of color. These are modern day house Ne%$#s, that think because they are millionaires that same injustices that are happening to our black young men and women cannot happen to them. They are true sellouts, and I look forward to their wake up calls!

  • Dahl

    You know they got tuned up in the locker room, their paycheck was threatened...

  • FOR COMMENT

    this was never a genuine protest it was to defy Trump..they know who pays their bills---this was a no win battle for the NFL--

  • hottlanta

    YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    So now what??? That's it??? Just play ball??? I hope these millionaires will use a portion of their money and influence to make a difference in the lives of those they were kneeling for...

  • stav

    House negro's weren't worried about the field negro's! Same story different day!

  • Harley

    yep so sad. We did come together and fight Jim Crow tho

  • stav

    Gotta give props where due, apparently these aren't the offspring of those that did fight!

  • dontgetblocked

    Too little. Too late. PHUCK THE STEELERS!

  • Itzgoingdown

    Sorry you don't have the right to protest at your job. in addition, in the last 50 years, Blacks haven't accomplished anything significant academically nor economically from protesting, nothing. I don't support the NFL protest but I also don't support Trumps racist divisive tactics. Following Extreme Black Liberalism has left blacks with 2 very BAD choices. Trump or an open boarder politician who lacks basic commonsense. Trump or 20 million MORE illegals.

    BLM (which is supposedly what the protest was about) is a Jewish controlled and funded homosexual movement that IMO distracted blacks from the fact that in 8 years Obama did nothing significant for blacks. The reason for Jewish funding was to fire up common blacks folks to get them to come out in large numbers to elect Hillary.

    Obama gave steak ie "Hope and Change" to homosexuals and illegals but only gave blacks a few crumbs. He absolutely abandoned the 70 to 80% of black kids trapped/stuck in horrible ghetto schools.

  • We Can Do This

    Be good fa naw on, boss!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Kap is not interested in going back.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Can't say I blame him.

  • Karen Brady

    Well that was quick!

  • Karen Brady

    Preach!!!

  • Karen Brady

    You're the smart one. I didn't think of that.

  • Li

    IMO the whole Kneel during the Anthem thing was a joke. Once the fans started burning tickets and people asked for cable refunds, the players woke up real quick didn't they?

  • Li

    Exactly. They weren't standing for anything, except against Trump and what he said. And they didn't need to go out on the field to display their protest.

  • Li

    They need to stop the silly National Anthem before a game. Change the song to God Bless America or something like that.

  • Jygalo

    Whatever. Woke blk ppl stopped watching football last year. Now it's a ratings issue? It will remain because woke folks are over the NFL.

  • bella28498 .

    black men have whats called leadershit....they can only lead u into chit

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Pussies ???

  • morenYAHdelsur

    E X A C T L Y

  • http://milo.yiannopoulos.net hoodaticus ????????

    The Steelers didn't kneel at all.

  • abby500

    No one is watching any way. Who cares?

  • rayne215

    lol

  • rayne215

    thank goodness steelers are standing cause they couldnt even get their "protest" right. the "staying in the tunnel" thing was dumb. at this point, they all can stand. they made the protest pointless anyway. all i want is kap to get another nfl chance

  • Dowoop

    Pussies!!!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    So they did a day of protesting and a couple tweets...this is why i fux with Kaep!

  • Armymom20

    Exactly!

  • Armymom20

    azz kissers. Colin kapernick stood alone from day 1.

  • TOO REAL

    These idiots didn't stand for injustice they stood because the orange man got tired of using the "N" word and called the NFL players mother's the "B" word. The joke is after he calls them this, he then tells them how to protest it. LINK ARMS ALRIGHT - YES SIR. NFL - NATION FOOL LEAGUE

  • TOO REAL

    That's all I want but they scared because his play would prove them all wrong.

  • LuLu

    Aww! Thanks!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Sadly, they were only kneeling to protest Trump and his statements. Kaepernick was kneeling for Police brutality and injustice against minorities

  • Banka

    Yeah these clowns get no respect from me, and they wondering why Kap is silent on the matter, because it's foolery thats why!!

  • Clorox

    y'all ain't know it's a white world we just live in it

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Not the players, their plantation owners....they told them 40 million dollar slaves to stand the phuck up...and they did.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    and by "tuned up" you mean massa got a call from the Big House Massa and the field massa, whipped them slaves into standing...by way of threatening they pay....

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    PREACH

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • my view

    I'm sure they're thinking about feeding their families. It's either said then done. Should they be protesting?? Yes, but it shouldn't have to be the way Kap is doing it if that's not how they want to protest.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good for them, show it in your actions and the way you live.