Not taking a knee: Steelers DL Stephon Tuitt tweets he’ll stand for national anthem

Not taking a knee: Steelers DL Stephon Tuitt tweets he’ll stand for national anthem

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 30: Stephon Tuitt #91 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a sack in the first quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 30, 2018. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — “Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that.”

Steelers’ defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt took to Twitter on Monday to announce he’ll be standing for the national anthem.

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In a series of tweets, Tuitt called out people taking advantage of athletes, told followers to “Stop letting the world masculinity blind you” and urged athletes to “stop worrying about the public.”

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Head coach Mike Tomlin has said in recent weeks that he will support his players in whatever actions they choose to take during the anthem in the wake of the death of George Floyd and several other individuals.

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