Buck Sexton weighed-in on the ongoing crisis plaguing the National Football League on Monday night, praising Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva for respecting the national anthem while his fellow teammates hid in the locker room.
“We have Alejandro Villanueva who is a three-tour combat veteran in Afghanistan, a former Army Ranger, and he stood out there by himself when his whole team refused to show the respect due the United States. The respect due those who fight to protect this country, fight for our flag,” said Buck.
“Yes, I know the flag is all about symbolism but it’s a symbolism that has tremendous importance for us,” he added. “He stood out there, and you should hear this. There won’t be nearly enough attention paid to it in the media. You’ll have a lot of self-serving babies out there who want to talk about social justice, or how much they care about oppression.”
“You will not hear people in the same way spend their time on how Villanueva is an actual hero,” Sexton said.
This is somebody who was on the front lines. This is somebody who put himself in harm’s way. Whose love of country is beyond question. He’s going to get heat from other players, whether they’re quiet about it now or not,” he added.
“There will be people who criticize him within the league for not standing in solidarity with the other players. But Villanueva knew there was something more important… standing in solidarity with his fellow Americans,” said Buck.
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