- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NFL defensive end Stephon Tuitt says trying to change his mind on kneeling for the flag will be like trying to penetrate a steel curtain.

The Pittsburgh Steelers player issued the stand Monday for over 110,000 Twitter followers.

“I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” he wrote. “My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and age [sic] worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.”

The issue has inflamed passions among players and fans since former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick started the protests in 2016. 

Black Lives Matter protests since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis during an arrest reignited the debate.

Tuitt played six games last year before suffering a pectoral tear, which ended his season.

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