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The Steelers look good on the field, but they’re facing a big backlash over their divided social justice stand off of it.It was a mixed message to say the least. The Steelers high profile Monday Night Football attempt to stand united against racism was seemingly sabotaged by a war-hero left tackle. With the rest of the team wearing the name of Pittsburgh-area police shooting victim Antwon Rose Jr. on their helmets, Afghanistan war vet and Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva seemingly went rogue. He hand-scrawled the name of fellow vet Alwyn Cashe on his helmet in Sharpie ink. Cashe, who is African-American, died of injuries suffered pulling fellow soldiers out of a burning vehicle in Iraq.Now a large segment of Steelers Nation is divided, TV ratings are tanking and many now-former NFL fans are tuning out the league’s aggressive venture into divisive politics. Will it prove a poison pill in Pittsburgh – and across the rest of the NFL? We have all the best takes on these off-field troubles, plus plenty of coverage of what happened on the field vs. the Giants -- including running back James Conner’s suddenly shaky starting status – all in this controversy strewn edition of the Steelers Update Podcast. So listen up, Steeler fans!
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