NFL Player Stephon Tuitt: ‘I’m Not Kneeling for the Flag and Screw Anybody Who Have a Problem with That’

Since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that the league erred by banning players from protesting on the field, eyes will be watching to see how the NFL and the players will handle the subject of protesting during the upcoming season. According to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, he is “not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that.”

The football player took his view to Twitter earlier this week to state his thoughts on the act of kneeling for the national anthem at NFL games.

The Pittsburgh Steeler preceded that statement with:

Then he let loose with the statement that quickly went viral.

According to Fox News, earlier in the off-season, Tuitt’s teammate Cameron Heyward had stated that the team would protest in unity.

“I think we want to stay united in what we do and what we want to accomplish,” Heyward said during a conference call with reporters last month. “Coach T (Tomlin) always told me that if we win a Super Bowl, that’s not enough for the city of Pittsburgh. We want to leave a lasting change on our community as well.”