The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly staying in locker room during national anthem before Sunday's game vs. Bears

By Scooby Axson
September 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says his team plans on staying in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem before their game against the Chicago Bears.

Tomlin told CBS Sports about the team's plans before the game.

The Steelers will join other teams that have decided to protest in some way concerning President Trump's recent statement about NFL players.

"[I told our players] if you feel the need to do anything I'm going to be supportive of that -- as Americans you have that right. But whatever we do we're going to do 100 percent, we're going to do together. We're not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda," Tomlin said.

During a rally in Alabama on Friday, Trump called for players to be fired and the league to fine players who sit during the anthem.

The Steelers had no official comment on Trump instead referring to the league's statement on the issue.

"I believe the commissioner made an appropriate statement and I have nothing to add at this time," Steelers President Art Rooney II said.

"The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement released by the NFL.

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