Steelers QB Roethlisberger Regrets Staying In Lockerroom During National Anthem; Unable To Sleep!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger chose to stay in the locker room instead of joining his teammate who decided to stand for the National Anthem before Sunday’s game.

Roethlisberger is now having regrets. He said he couldn’t sleep last night and claims the protest was not about the flag or anthem. Well, here’s the problem Ben. If you wanted to protest President Trump calling out the owners for allowing players to protest the National Anthem, you could have made a video. But you chose to remove yourself, along with your teammates, from the anthem and you will have to live with that, or have nightmares.

Source: NY Post

“I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday,” the 35-year-old Roethlisberger wrote on his personal website Monday. “The idea was to be unified as a team when so much attention is paid to things dividing our country, but I wish we approached it differently. We did not want to appear divided on the sideline with some standing and some kneeling or sitting.

“As a team, it was not a protest of the flag or the Anthem. I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest. For me, and many others on my team and around the league, it is a tribute to those who commit to serve and protect our country, current and past, especially the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Here is Roethlisberger after today’s practice:

Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva chose to walk away from the team to stand for the anthem and many individuals across the country saw that and praised him for making that decision.

Alejandro Villanueva Stands For National Anthem While Rest of Steelers Stayed In Lockerroom

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