Maurkice Pouncey said he doesn’t see any Steelers players sitting out games in protest this year. He said they can use their platforms to share their message, but he doesn’t see them sitting out games.
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) September 3, 2020
With the rabid push toward social justice in professional sports, the landscape is changing in significant ways. But according to Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, don’t look for anything too extreme from Pittsburgh players.
Pouncey spoke to the media via Zoom and noted that he does not anticipate any Steelers players sitting out games this season as a form of protest in the name of social justice.
The Steelers had a great moment before one of their televised night practices where head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the issues facing society. At the end of his speech, the team gathered in the middle of the field arm in arm and took a knee.
The Steelers have always handled these issues as a team and done some with professionalism and restraint and this seems to be another perfect example of how to make your voice heard in the right way.
What do you think about how the Steelers are handling social justice issues? Should they be doing more or are they already doing too much? Let us know.