NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris Gives An “Old School” Solution To NFL’s Kapernick Problem

Everybody knows that Colin Kaepernick’s polarizing decision to protest the national anthem was a stupid thing to do! He should have known that actions have consequences, some good, some not so good. This falls on the NOT side because honoring and respect the flag of our nation is also paying respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep of nation safe and free.

In an interview with Mediate, 4 times super bowl winner Franco Harris was asked about NFL players refusing to stand for the national anthem. What NFL Hall of Famer Harris said comes as no surprise at all! He said that in his day national anthem protests would not have been tolerated.

Harris said: “We had two of the meanest guys in football, who I think would’ve dealt with it that way, and that would’ve been Joe Greene and Jack Lambert.”

He continued: “If someone has a certain stance they want to take, that’s fine. When he puts that suit on, it’s not just about him, his position and the things that he wants to back and wants to believe in because the team has to come first.”

That is right!

I find it amusing that all these spoiled, rich and, in this case, mediocre athletes are being slammed for their actions by real athletes who grew up before Civil Rights when we actually had segregation and actually had something to complain about.

The players in all sports from the 70’s had respect for the game they were playing and were happy to be making “big money” to do so…Now you just have a bunch of spoiled lucky “‘privileged” characters that think it is cool to pander to the social issues of the day….it is nonsense…ask Hollyweird how good they are doing these days poking their noses in politics?

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25 thoughts on “NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris Gives An “Old School” Solution To NFL’s Kapernick Problem

  • September 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    Yes and the Not For Long football teams and management will soon see the results of catering to the # idiots #2 far left #MAGA

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  • September 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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    I agree with everything Franco Harris said and it is not just CK, it is especially his fellow players I disagree with.

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  • September 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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    Thank you, Mr. Harris, for sharing your thoughts on the actions of an individual who’s name doesn’t deserve to be spoken or written. My father was killed in Vietnam in 1968. Before he was drafted into the army he was being scouted by two Major League Baseball teams. I am confident that had he returned from the war, he would have played major league ball for one of those teams, first as an American, and secondly as an American sportsman. I can honestly say that I do not consider the nameless individual to be either one of those things! I never knew my Daddy because I was only 8 months old when he was killed. I would love to be face to face with anyone who thinks they have a right to disrespect my Daddy, and my country!

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:32 am
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      I totally agree with you

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  • September 5, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    Good Bye Colin Kapernick & Good Ridence, we are Blessed to call America our country!!!!!!!

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  • September 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm
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    Yes i agree with franco

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  • September 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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    Right on Franco!!!!! I am one of those who fought like Pat Tillman only I came back… If he had come back Pat would have probably kicked add and taken names… They know not what they are doing not having lived any of it….

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  • September 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    Franco Harris was a favorite of mine and even more so now. He has real class

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  • September 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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    I totally Agree with Franco!

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  • September 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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    Football 🏈 is a team sport there is no “I” in TEAM on the field you play the game you respect ✊🏻 you Country 🇺🇸”That has given you the opportunity to make your money💰” You protest on your own time away from your team as the individual you want to be but your don’t drag your teammates into your Bull💩Shit👍🏾🤔🖖🏾

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  • September 6, 2017 at 1:34 am
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    Franco Harris is still a shooting star! He was one of the best running backs to ever play game…and Kampa who, is a no go at this station, the United States Army say!!

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  • September 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    Well said Mr Harris. I served in the USAF for 5 years. I have been aF/F 30 years. When I enlisted and when I was hired by the FD. I was told that as long as I was wearing the uniform I was representing that organization. I was not allowed to protest ,or voice my opinion on any political or religious topic. If I wanted to, I had to wait until I was off duty and out of uniform. The NFL owners should have adopted the same rules for their players. After all. The players are hired entertainers representing the team that hired them. They can have their say. But not on the field. Never disrespect the flag and the veterans who have defended it.

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  • September 6, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    Well said Mr. Harris May God bless you and your family

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  • September 7, 2017 at 1:50 am
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    Kaperdickhead does not deserve to even play the game. And shame on the owners for letting him

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  • September 26, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    Go Franco! Love, Love, Love! I agree with you totally !

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  • September 26, 2017 at 8:57 am
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    There are quite a few ways you can express yourself and get your thoughts across without disrespecting the flag, anthem and numerous veterans who served and gave their lives for not only you individuals but the millions of people who walk the streets of the country every day.
    Dr. Martin Luther King believed in peaceful protesting not looting and disrespecting the values of the country, when it seemed fit to do so. Leaders on both sides have got to sit down, find the root of the problem and try to solve it. You’re all Americans, Black, Yellow or White. This idea of disrespecting your fore fathers is asinine and ridiculous. The country has gone through a Revolution, Civil War,War of 1812, Mexican War, Two World Wars, Vietnam War, Gulf War and challenges in Afghanistan and has never been broken. Don’t let something as petty as what is going on right now destroy you from within !!

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  • September 26, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    Yes I agree and if our coaches had balls they would stand up to the players.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I agree that NFL players made a bad mistake this past weekend!

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  • September 28, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    Being a huge Steeler fan and very disappointed at TOMLINS’ decision, Franco has the right thinking. All CK has done has exposed the ugly side of America that hates this country. He and his fellow black players in the league have lost all opportunity to really educate and change opinions for the good. I am more apt to really listen to a heartfelt message

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  • September 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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    Thank you Mr. Franco. No one else could have said it better. What I find disturbing is the example they are setting for our young people. I’ve seen child athletes who have mimicked them.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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    I completely agree with Franco.

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  • October 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    Right On Franco (if you really did say this)

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  • October 5, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    Finally a football player using his head for more then a hat rack.

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  • November 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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    Franco has always been a class act.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    Yes, Mr. Franco Harris is 100% correct. Once the players put on their uniforms, they are not longer on their free time. They are getting paid to play the games and with that being said, respecting the National Anthem, the Flag and the country is part of it. If they are not playing then they can do whatever the players will like to do. But in my opinion, as long as you live in the United States of America you are to respect this country. God Bless the USA.

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