Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin, asked his football team to respond or not respond to recent events around "kneeling during the anthem" in a unified fashion (we all do it together, whatever it might be). Unable to agree on what action would both be supportive of their brethren in the NFL and not potentially interpreted as disrespect, the team decided to stay in the tunnel while the anthem played - the custom prior to 2009. Apparently, this was insufficient. Displeased, the fire chief in the Cecil Volunteer Fire Station decided that Mike Tomlin needed to be added to the list. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fire-chief-uses-racial-slur-steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-anthem-protest/ So, on the one side, we have athletes using peaceful means to bring attention to social injustices in the U.S. On the other side, we have the, "do as you are told, boy" crowd. Mike Tomlin, not wanting to introduce any additional fuel to the flame is on neither side. However, as he is black and was not doing as he was told, made the list anyway.