NFL Player Under Fire For Honoring War Hero Instead of BLM Hero

The following is a transcript of Todd’s morning commentary.

Alejandro Villanueva is one of the few American patriots left in the National Football League. You might remember that Villanueva is a former Army Ranger – he served three tours in Afghanistan.

And he was the only Pittsburgh Steeler to stand on the field for the national anthem while his teammates cowered in the lockeroom.

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Mr. Villaneuva is in the headlines again – this time over a name on the back of his football helmet.

Players have posted the names of black men involved in alleged instances of systemic racism.

The Steelers decided to honor Antwon Rose — a black teenager shot by a white police officer in Pittsburgh in 2018 after he ran from a vehicle that was pulled over. The police officer was charged with murder, but a jury found him not guilty in March 2019.

But Mr. Villaneuva decided not to do honor Rose. Instead – he posted the name of an Army sergeant who died after trying to rescue soldiers from a burning car in Iraq.

Alwyn Cashe.

It was a noble gesture – and one that clearly irritated social justice warriors – who are now demanding that Mr. Villaneuva be publicly shamed – for honoring a war hero. A black war hero.

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