Ditka is full of shit, once again.... the kneeling has nothing to do with the flag. Continuing to ignore what’s going on in this country will lead to a disaster.
Brain damage. Sorry Mike, you're done. Happens to the best of us , but you were just a hater jock strap...just look at yourself in the mirror. Bitter it still isn't 1950??
If everyone that played football, baseball, or basketball that experienced racism took a knee and were benched these owners and coaches would not have a job, a league or money.....
You must be totally unaware of our countries history. Do yourself a favor and read a book before you open your mouth. Or simply take a look around. You were here in the 50's and 60's do you not remember what was happening? How about the early history of this country?
Since 45 has been in office the world is in the worst shape ever, in my opinion. Hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, threats of WW3, racism, KKK, NFL, sob's, lack of empathy, walls, and it goes on and on. It is time to come together, help those in the areas of disaster and get rid of 45. The United States has to mend and can't do it with the current administration. We the People can make us better!
Why can't people understand that it is not about disrespecting the flag, Anthem or country? It is where the players have a platform for them to make America understand there is still a serious racism problem in this country.
California is burning up...Puerto Rico is flooded and all our president can do is whine because some NFL players are peacefully protesting. But it's okay for him to mock a disabled reporter....it's okay for him to mock a prisoner of war....and it is fine for him to disrespect a Muslim family who lost their son in OUR war....but the NFL.....such bullshit. I take a knee with them...
No oppression of either blacks or women, huh? I know he was talking about blacks, but we can include women, too. Safe ivory towers when you are the people in power give a very isolated and skewed take on reality. We can only hope there is re-encarnation and he comes back as a black woman!
Ditka is another idiot that is missing the whole point. It was never about the flag or disrespect for country. It still is about racial profiling with blacks being regularly killed by police. Ditka has been living in the locker room too long; he needs to read the papers.
I worked for a County agency for 8 years, then was the union representative for both public and private sector workers for 12 more years. In that time, I NEVER encountered a work place where employees were required to engage in either religious or patriotic ceremonies. Employers have a lot of control int he work place, but they cannot compel religious or patriotic belief or practice. Trump is not behaving like a patriot, but its very opposite. Dictators around the world undoubtedly admire the new authoritarian on the block, but Americans certainly should not!