- Pittsburgh tackle served as army ranger on three tours in Afghanistan
- Villanueva details tensions between the league and military
Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan, has spoken about the tensions that have grown between the military and the NFL following the anthem protests.
The NFL season has been dominated by the protest movement, during which players have knelt during the anthem to highlight social and racial injustice in the United States. Many have seen the protests as disrespectful to the military despite a number of players and veterans saying their actions are not a criticism of soldiers.
Link : Steelers army veteran Villanueva on protests: ‘VFWs won’t show NFL games’