The Pittsburgh Steelers will be joining the growing list of NFL franchises that will be holding mass team protests on Sunday in response to Donald Trump’s divisive comments over the weekend.
According to a report from Jamie Erdahl of CBS Sports, the Steelers will not be participating in the national anthem.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that his team will remain in the locker room.
The Steelers are in Chicago to take on the Bears at Soldier Field.
Mike Tomlin tells CBS that the Steelers won’t participate in the national anthem pic.twitter.com/5ybnRY2eSF
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The decision came as a response to Trump stating any NFL player who protests during the national anthem is a “son of a b***h” who deserves to be fired. NFL owners, head coaches and players have since fired back.
The Steelers and Bears are set to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
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