Mike Ditka has commented on Colin Kaepernick’s protesting of the national anthem.
Mike Ditka’s comments on the national anthem protests are not surprising.
Ditka, a 76-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer, appeared on The Fan’s Shan & RJ show in Dallas.
He had this to say.
“I think it’s a problem…anybody who disrespects this country and the flag” said Ditka. “If they don’t like the country they don’t like our flag…get the hell out.”
“I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick – he probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice” said Ditka. “My choice is, I like this country, I respect our flag, and I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.”
Ditka added, “I see opportunities if people want to look for opportunity – now if they don’t want to look for them – then you can find problems with anything, but this is the land of opportunity because you can be anything you want to be if you work. If you don’t work…that’s a different problem. ”
That’s a strikingly different opinion than that of another elite head coach.
Here’s what Steve Kerr has to say about what’s going on.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr came strong, and nuanced, on the Kaepernick issue and the real message behind the non-violent protests pic.twitter.com/9lxuP93NEQ
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 21, 2016