There is a lot of talks right now about Alejandro Villanueva because he did not follow NFL protocol. As a matter of fact, he stood up for something he believes, the same way Colin Kaepernick did. The problem is how he did it.
Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva decided to replace Antwon Rose Jr.’s name on the back of his helmet with that of a war veteran.
According to reports, Villanueva was expected to wear Antwon Rose’s name on the back of his helmet. Rose was a victim killed in East Pittsburgh in 2018.
Villanueva, who served three tours in Afghanistan and received several medals for his service, including the Bronze Star, opted to honor US Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe instead.
Before you say how wrong he is, why don’t you learn about Alwyn Cashe.
Acting as Platoon Sergeant of 1st Platoon of Alpha Company from Forward Operating Base Mackenzie, Sergeant First Class Cashe departed Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mackenzie October 17, 2005, on a route clearance mission in the city of Daliaya, Iraq. Cashe was in the lead Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it struck an Improvised Explosive Device, rupturing the vehicle’s fuel cell, covering Cashe in fuel, and causing the vehicle to burst into flames. Cashe, initially slightly injured, exited the vehicle and assisted the vehicle’s driver to exit the burning Bradley and extinguish the flames on his clothes. Six soldiers and an interpreter remained in the rear of the vehicle, which was in flames Cashe moved to the rear of the vehicle and reached into the flames to remove injured soldiers, while his fuel-soaked uniform burned. Cashe dragged rescued soldiers from the burning vehicle, returning multiple times to continue to pull troops from the burning vehicle, all the while afire himself. Cashe rescued 6 soldiers from the flames and denied medical evacuation until others were evacuated. The interpreter was killed in the action, with 10 soldiers wounded, 7 severely.
Cashe was burned over 72% of his body. He succumbed to his injuries on November 8, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was survived by his wife and children.
This is causing a huge controversy on the internet, and I want to know what you think? Was Alejandro Villanueva wrong?