Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva Publicly Apologizes For Coming Out During Anthem & Embarrassing Teammates (VIDEO)
Prior to the Sunday afternoon game against the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made an announcement that all the players on the team had agreed to not take the field for the anthem. Their protest was in response to the comments Donald Trump had made a few days prior.
Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alejandro Villanueva had other ideas. He left the tunnel area where his teammates were and stood at attention with his hand over his heart during the ‘Star Spangled Banner.’
One day later, he regrets it ever happened.
On Monday, Villanueva held a press conference and publicly apologized to his coaching staff and teammates for embarrassing them and making them look bad. He says that wasn’t his intention.