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Stephon Tuitt reveals the reason he won’t be kneeling for the national anthem

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There is vast majority of players who’ve decided to kneel during the national anthem in the 2020 NFL season. But don’t expect Stephon Tuitt of the Pittsburgh Steelers to be one of them. In an interesting post on Twitter, Tuitt revealed the reason why he won’t be kneeling for the national anthem.

“Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” Tuitt wrote on Twitter. “My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and . . . worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.”

Ever since the unfortunate death of George Floyd in police custody, players around the NFL have shared their decision to kneel during the anthem in 2020. At the same time, some coaches in the league have expressed that they’ll also kneel during the season.

Mike Tomlin, the head coach of the Steelers, passionately said that he’d support players that protest before games in the upcoming season. Tomlin uttered that he’d endorse players that choose to kneel during the playing of the anthem. Furthermore, he’s encouraged his players to incite change with their actions and words — as long as it’s in a professional manner.

Stephon Tuitt is standing firm on his reluctance to kneel. But while Tuitt won’t bend the knee before games, you can expect the vast majority of Steelers roster to kneel or conduct an act of unity before games in 2020.