Steeler’s defensive end Steven Tuitt explains why he’s NOT “kneeling for the flag”

In a tweet Monday, Steeler’s defensive end Steven Tuitt explained why he’s not kneeling for the flag.

Tuitt wrote:

Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that. My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and age 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.

Tuitt was immediately attacked by critics for his decision on Twitter.

Per Fox News, in six games last year, Tuitt finished with 22 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He missed the final 10 games of the season after tearing his pectoral.

Earlier in the offseason, Tuitt’s teammate, Cameron Heyward said that the team would protest in unity, however they choose to do so.

“I think we want to stay united in what we do and what we want to accomplish,” Heyward said during a conference call with reporters last month. “Coach T (Tomlin) always told me that if we win a Super Bowl, that’s not enough for the city of Pittsburgh. We want to leave a lasting change on our community as well.”

If some of Tuitt’s teammates have different feelings about kneeling, it will be interesting to see how the Steelers approach the national anthem this upcoming season.