WASHINGTON CO, PA – Muse, Pennsylvania Fire Department Chief Paul “Smitty” Smith expressed his frustration on facebook over Mike Tomlin’s decision to have his team sit out the national anthem.
According to Channel 11 News, several Washington county fire fighters contacted them saying they weren’t comfortable with a comment made by the Cecil fire chief on Facebook during Sunday’s Steelers game.
Chief Paul Smith was commenting on a post about the Steelers’ decision not to participate in the national anthem on the field and wrote:
“Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good n-words. Yes I said it.”
Smith is chief of Cecil Township Volunteer Fire Department Number 2 in Muse. He is currently out of the country on vacation, but said he regrets the statement.
“I am embarrassed at this. I want to apologize. I was frustrated and angry at the Steelers not standing for the anthem. … This had nothing to do with my fire department. I regret what I said.”
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