The Chargers are facing some backlash after editing a photo from 2014 of Army soldiers holding a San Diego Chargers’ flag.
The team tweeted out the photo during the league’s “Salute to Service” week, but first they cropped out the bottom of the flag that read “San Diego,” which also cropped out solider Minh Tran who was laying down.
The Stars will look to change their fortune in back-to-back sets this season. They beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday behind 29 saves from goalie Ben Bishop, but are 1-4 in games played on consecutive nights.
I go back and forth because I’m in the middle of this whole thing. I’m a football player, but obviously the flag is the most important thing to me while I’m in this country.
“At the end of the day, people love football. It’s a reality. We shouldn’t deprive ourselves of this great sport because of the unfortunate things that are surrounding things happening off the field.”
Villanueva will present his teammates with decals representing one of 13 Army divisions ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Last year’s World Junior Championship hero has only continued to build on his talent in his three campaigns at DU. He currently leads the NCAA with 23 points in just 12 games this season. The skilled junior is likely among the college players who will make the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team.