[Ed. – A mensch through and through]
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Alejandro Villanueva have made headlines for what transpired during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s game in Chicago.
As a quick refresher, all of the Steelers’ players opted to stay in the tunnel for the national anthem. All of the players, except for former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, who held his hand over his heart and sang along.
Steelers fans have been divided over the team’s decision ever since, but there is a positive angle.
In the aftermath, Villanueva’s jersey became the top-seller in the league. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Villanueva is donating all proceeds of his jersey sales to non-profits that benefit the military.
It is worth noting that Villanueva has always done this.
Earlier this week, Villanueva apologized for unintentionally throwing his teammates under the bus by not standing with them in the tunnel.