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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be participating in National Anthem in Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making a stand in their own way, and that is by not participating in the national anthem.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Washington Redskins Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The President of the United States of America has struck a chord with the NFL, and its players, with his comments about how teams should fire or suspend players who don’t stand for the National Anthem.

With several teams releasing statements, and already signs of unity throughout the early game in London between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars, many are wondering just what teams will be doing when the 1:00 p.m. ET games kick off.

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports are suggesting the team will be making a statement of their own by not being present for the national anthem.

Not participating will help the team make a united front, and not singling out individual players who are choosing to stand, knee, lock arms or any other sign of unity they choose.

This will likely strike a chord around the country, but the Steelers won’t be the only team to do something unique to show their unity.

UPDATE: Mike Tomlin explains the reasoning behind his team staying in the locker room for the National Anthem in Week 3:

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