BALTIMORE (KDKA/AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers were all standing on the sideline as the national anthem played at their game in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers received harsh criticism after they chose to not take the field for the anthem last week in Chicago.
Lineman Alejandro Villanueva was the only player to leave the tunnel in Chicago, and Ben Roethlisberger later stated he was “unable to sleep” after the team’s decision to not go out of the tunnel.
Players announced Monday and reiterated later in the week that the team would stand on the field for the anthem in Baltimore.
With the exception of center Ryan Jensen and guard Matt Skura, the Baltimore Ravens all took a knee on the field before the national anthem and received boos from many in the crowd. The team then stood on the sideline after the music started.
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