Pittsburgh Steelers captain Cameron Heyward has heard many of his teammates' feelings about social injustice, but he wants to hear from everyone so the team can have a united front. Heyward thinks that everyone on the team should be able to speak out on how they feel, even if it's not something that everyone is going to agree upon.

“We’re living in a climate where guys need to know they have a platform and they should be able to voice their opinion,” Heyward said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s not for one guy to decide. It’s not for two guys to decide. It’s a team that has its own interests at heart.”

Back in 2017, the Steelers tried to have a united front by staying off the field during the national anthem. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger was the only one visible on the team, standing in the tunnel. That created controversy with some media believing they were not listening to Villanueva.

“The thing that ticks me off about that is what we were trying to do was remain out of the spotlight and it got turned upside down,” Heyward said. “To know that we were looked at like we were leaving one of our brothers out, leaving Al out to dry . . . It was never meant to ostracize a player. . . .

With all the talk surrounding the national anthem, it will be interesting to see how the Steelers approach it. Clearly Heyward is going to try and get the team to decide together so no one feels left out.