Many Americans are not happy with how some NFL players are choosing to protest race relations in the U.S., and it’s showing in sales.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday after he chose to take a stand during the national anthem on Sunday.
Joe Walsh, former Congressman and now right-wing talk show host, tweeted about the NFL protests, saying “You know what I love? Freedom of speech. You know what I hate? Those who don’t understand freedom of speech.”
You know what I love? Freedom of speech.
You know what I hate? Those who don’t understand freedom of speech.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 25, 2017
A former Army Ranger who earned a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan, Villanueva was the only Steelers player who came outside the tunnel during Sunday’s national anthem, after the team collectively decided not to be on the sideline during the song. Pictures and video of Villanueva standing, with his hand on his heart, filled social media networks.
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