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 Post subject: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:39 pm 
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This just hit my inbox - there has been major backlash dahntahn

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To Steelers Nation:

I want to reach out to you, the members of Steelers Nation, based on what I believe is a misperception about our players' intentions in not taking the field for the National Anthem in Chicago. The intentions of Steelers players were to stay out of the business of making political statements by not taking the field. Unfortunately, that was interpreted as a boycott of the anthem – which was never our players' intention.

Our players come from many different backgrounds and are united by what it means to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are active in their communities and participate regularly in events designed to give back to those communities. And they appreciate the support they get from Steelers fans around the country and here at home.

I also know that our players have tremendous respect for the members of our military services, including their teammate Alejandro Villanueva. There was never any desire on the part of our players to show disrespect for our service members.

Yesterday, I received an email from a Steelers fan who said tell the players to just play football. That is exactly what they wanted to do. They wanted their sole focus to be on playing the game, while also coming together as a unified team.

The main thing we can do is learn from this and strive to come together remaining unified as a football team. I believe we are capable of accomplishing this with the support of our fans.

Steelers Nation is made up of the best fans in the National Football League. We appreciate your continued support of our players, coaches and staff.

Sincerely,
Art Rooney
Art Rooney, II
Pittsburgh Steelers

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Dahntahn.


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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Two days late

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm 
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it's still yggy wrote:
Two days late


Also looking at many dollars short

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Front office PR staff scrambling to try and fix things. They are just hoping Steeler fans buy the message they are trying to sell.


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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:42 pm 
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As others have said. Brilliant idea, poor execution.


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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Poor execution because Villanueva screwed up.

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
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Good to see that Tomlin has a good example in leadership and execution with Mr. Rooney.

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:02 pm 
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fortythree wrote:
Poor execution because Villanueva screwed up.


Al just gave the media and fans an additional narrative to cling to. There was going to be "hell to pay" either way.

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 Post subject: Re: A Letter from Art Rooney, II to Steelers Nation
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:10 pm 
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StillerInCT wrote:
fortythree wrote:
Poor execution because Villanueva screwed up.


Al just gave the media and fans an additional narrative to cling to. There was going to be "hell to pay" either way.


Are you insinuating that Villanueva is a liar?

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