If athletes can’t stand for the national anthem then they don’t deserve playing football and getting paid millions of dollars in this country. These days it is such an embarrassing shame what America has turned into. Luckily, former American football player, coach, and television commentator Mike Ditka is known for holding American values close.
Two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL Coach of the Year Mike Ditka said if one of his players took a knee during the National Anthem, they would never “play for me ever again.” The former coach of the Chicago Bears, also said that young players, such as San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, need to show respect for the game that has given them so much and stops “acting like a bunch of fools out there.”
Ditka: “Well, here’s the thing. When we live in a society that pays attention to what athletes says as great as they do to Kaepernick, then we’re foolish. I mean, athletes’ opinions are no different than anybody else’s, they’re no more significant than anybody else’s. They’re no more important than anybody else’s.”
Right on! Ditka has correctly identified the problem: athletes’ opinions are “no more important than anybody else’s.” And any player who disrespects this country in a public manner ought to be fired and not work again as a player. Why aren’t there more Ditkas around anymore??
Not standing for the national anthem is a sign of disrespect, which should never be allowed! What a player says or does on his own time, is his business. When on the field, it’s not his time. It’s his employer’s time.
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Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.