It takes courage to stand up to the cancel culture out there, and that’s exactly what Pittsburgh Steeler Stephon Tuitt did when he announced he would refuse to kneel during the National Anthem.

Tuitt took to Instagram to make the announcement:

“I stand for the flag because I am a proud American. Like previously stated, this country has provided and rewarded my family in so many ways through our perseverance and hard work. I will continue to honor my country and be an example to my children to stand for what they believe in. In regards to police brutality and the black lives matter movement I will support these causes through other means. It’s unfortunate that a couple unprofessional individuals have caused such havoc on our country and damaged the trust of its citizens. I will not let those individuals steer me from the fact on the opportunity this country gives for everyone. God Bless.”

He also pushed back on Twitter with this tweet:

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Football legend and big Trump supporter Hershel Walker congratulated him on his courage:

I stand for the flag because I am a proud American. Like previously stated, this country has provided and rewarded my family in so many ways through our perseverance and hard work. I will continue to honor my country and be an example to my children.

It’s a shame that more pro-athletes don’t realize they live in the greatest country on earth!

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