San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has repeatedly refused to stand before the national anthem, in protest of “wrongdoings” to African Americans and minorities in the United States. Mike Ditka, the legendary Chicago Bulls coach has something to say to anyone who decides to protest by disrespecting the national anthem or the flag of the United States:
“Before a football game, it’s not the time or the place. Period!”
He also said that people have a right to do what they want as long as they don’t hurt other people, or break the laws. But disrespectful trouble-makers, that refuse to stand for the anthem will be forgotten. Nobody will ever remember them. Ditka also said that he had no respect for at all for Kaepernick and that any player that refused to stand for the national anthem would not play on his team.
Ditka has been quite outspoken with his support of president Donald Trump and traditional values. He has made no secret of his dislike for Barack Obama. On January 31th this year, during an interview on “The Bernie and Sid show” on WABC Radio, Ditka, coach and former player of the Chicago Bulls, discussed politics. Asked about Trump, he replied that he was the most qualified and the best man to run the country. He also said that he would be surprised if Trump could mess things up “half as much” as Obama did.