Mike Ditka: “Respect National Anthem” Or “Get Out”
Once again, legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, Mike Ditka, reiterated his stance that athletes should not be kneeling during the national anthem. Read on to see what Mike Ditka is saying about kneeling during the National Anthem…
CelebNSports247.com reports Ditka, 80, was asked about kneeling during the national anthem and he replied kneeling is becoming more commonplace amongst athletes.
Mike Ditka said in a video interview, since sports return from their hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, with TMZ Sports:
If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old-fashioned. I’m only going to say what I feel.
Ditka’s comments are similar to the initial ones by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who also implied that those who kneel in protest of police brutality are unpatriotic.
He apologized two separate times after criticism.
Colin Kaepernick started the protest back in 2016. Kneeling has become a front-and-center topic again after nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd after three cops choked him out while he struggled to say “I can’t breathe” this past May.
Once again Ditka, who voiced opposition to the move since 2017 is showing the world his racism is still there.
Then, Mike had the audacity say to Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show “there has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.”
Stan Van Gundy weighed in on Dikta’s racist comment towards kneeling:
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