The Pittsburgh Steelers have a gigantic PR problem on their hands right now.
Not only did their team choose to not participate in the National Anthem, but Alejandro Villanueva, the Army Ranger who stood alone for the anthem, got BLASTED by his own team and coach. Villanueva was even forced to apologize yesterday for his “embarrassing” actions.
Then, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he “couldn’t sleep” on Sunday night after receiving major backlash for his teams decision.
Now, many fans across the country are burning their Steeler gear (see below) and the team owner is panicking. He knows his business is about to go down the drain, so he feels the need to do some damage control.
Take a look at the frantic letter he just released (via Steelers.com):
Here are some of the viral videos of Steeler fans burning their jerseys:
Sorry Mr. Rooney, but this wouldn’t be happening if your team had a little respect for our flag.
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This post was authored by Clayton Keirns. You can follow him on Twitter @CKeirns.