As you know, when 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to stand down during the National Anthem, he incited a silent protest that has been sweeping across America and infiltrating the youth including high school football teams.
And few people are happy with what this man is doing. His simple protest has further divided a country already on the brink of hateful disorder.
But during a recent interview with legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka Friday on 103.5 The Fan, Ditka had a few choice words to say about Kaapernick that riled everyone up.
And although some people say what Ditka said was over the line, there are thousands upon thousands of people who agree with him. Here it is in full…
When the radio program asked for Coach Ditka’s opinion, he gave it to them raw and unfiltered. They had no idea what they were in for…
“I think it’s a problem…anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. 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. 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.
“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.”
Ditka is just one of many people to slam Kaepernick including NASCAR drivers and many more.
And now Ditka is Getting a lot of praise for what he said in his interview. Here are what some people are saying on Facebook:
“Ditka is right on the money. I am so tired of pandering to every snot nosed little twit with their panties in a bunch. Kapernick’s cause is good but disrespecting his own country is wrong. There are plenty of ways to champion your cause without spitting on the graves of the people who died for our country. Instead of working to bring about change he chose to grandstand. He is not invested enough in change to go vote. He is a crappy football player who is too lazy to stand up for his beliefs. He can take his publicity seeking butt to a country he does like”
“As far as I have read in this article, there is nothing to say that Mike Ditka is a racist. I think he, like me, is a post WWII baby boomer. We were raised with patriotism and respect for our country and flag. In my case, my father was 1st generation American and many of my neighbors, when I grew up, were immigrants. My grandfather, had to escape and travel from what is now Slovenia to Belgium, to get a ship to his freedom. Everyone had an extreme love and respect for the US.”
“Coach Ditka didn’t come across as a racist to me. Am I missing something? Why does the media only post negative comments? The football player has the right to do as he wishes just as Coach Ditka has the right to voice his opinion. People need to stop all the name calling, look at their own circumstances and make their own decisions. No one is going to be supported 100%. We need to recognize that we are all different but we also need to get along. The media in this country is one of the biggest problems along with this sense of entitlement people have now. Report the news in an unbiased format and those with entitlement issues, remember, only YOU can change your circumstances.”
Currently, Kaepernick has not responded to Ditka’s comment. Ditka has not issued any statement about what he said either.
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