Steelers will stay in locker room for anthem

DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 09, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to stay in their locker room for the national anthem before their game against the Chicago Bears, coach Mike Tomlin has told CBS.

The move was apparently in reaction to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL owners fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

Several players from the Jaguars and Ravens decided to kneel in the first NFL game of the day in London.

Then Tomlin said his players would not be on the sideline at Soldier Field in Chicago for the anthem.

The Seattle Seahawks released a statement Saturday night supporting their players’ use of free speech.