Many fans on the internet are in their feelings because Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva a former Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan.
Many were upset because he covered the name of Antwon Rose II who the team agreed to put on the back of their helmets. Well, Villanueva wanted to put a fallen war heroes name on his helmet. So instead of putting Rose’s name, Villanueva wrote Alwyn Cashe’s name on his helmet.
I was on Twitter yesterday and many were saying he was wrong because he went against his team. He did what he wanted, he covered the name of a fallen victim, he should have put it next to Antwon Rose’s name, but according to Mike Tomlin, BIG AL asked for permission.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says Villanueva approached him about honoring the military hero on his helmet prior to Monday’s game, and he was fully supportive of his decision, according to TMZ Sports.
“As an organization, and myself as the head coach of the organization, we’re going to support our players however they chose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class,” Tomlin told reporters on Tuesday.
I really like the idea from Villanueva and I am proud of him for putting Florida native Alwyn Cashe on the back of his helmet. Cashe truly was a war hero, and his bravery should be honored.