Mike Tomlin Goes OFF On Reporters, Tells Them He & The Players Don’t Care About Politics (VIDEO)
After a 23-17 loss at the hands of the Chicago Bears, you’d think reporters would want to know about the state of the team when speaking with head coach Mike Tomlin. What they were more interested in, however, was what happened before the game was played.
Just before the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to take the field on Sunday, Tomlin announced that no members of the squad would be on the field for the anthem. Their decision to protest was in response to the comments made by President Donald Trump at a rally in Alabama on Friday.
One particular reporter wanted to know if it was possible for the team to find middle ground on the anthem issue, given the current climate of the league. Tomlin wasn’t having any of it, so he exploded.
I think Mike Tomlin is on the verge of losing the Steelers, but this is great. Sept-Dec, NFL teams have 1 goal: RINGpic.twitter.com/uZnc6w9tr4
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) September 26, 2017