OP-ED TRUE PATRIOTISM… Mike Ditka to NFL Kneelers: “If You Can’t Respect this Country – Get the Hell Out of It”

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TRUE PATRIOTISM… Mike Ditka to NFL Kneelers: “If You Can’t Respect this Country – Get the Hell Out of It” (Video)
By Jim Hoft Published September 16, 2020 at 9:11am

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=WlrogA6TQB0&feature=emb_logo


Mike Ditka blasted the America-haters in the NFL this week.

Ditka had a message for the the National Anthem kneelers — “If you can’t respect this country get the hell out of it.”

Via NewsMax.

The Chicago Bears legend and NFL Hall of Famer has said in the past he opposes players kneeling for the national anthem. Now again, following the start of the 2020 season, Ditka voiced his displeasure with the protest.

The former Bears coach told Newsmax: “Football’s football. It’s not a complicated thing. You’re playing the game, you’re enjoying the game. You don’t like the game, get out of it. It’s not for protesting one way or the other. What color you are, what you think, this or that. You play football. That’s it. You’re privileged. You got a gift from God that you can play the game because you got a body you can do it with. I don’t really understand what you’re protesting. I played the game. I coached the game for a long time. It makes no sense to me.”He continued: “I would tell those players go to another country and play football there. You don’t have to come out. You don’t have to come out if you go to another country. You can’t! Because the game’s only played in this country. And if you can’t respect this country, get the hell out of it.”
 

Fly Girl

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I wouldn't mind sitting down and enjoying a beer with Mr. Ditka.
I was behind him checking in to the Ritz Carlton, SUPER polite, kind and classy guy! Treated the front desk staff as if he was just another guest, no one special....until he asked the lady checking him in if “Mr. Gifford had arrived yet and if so, would she be so kind to pass a message to Mr. Gifford that he was there?” True story!
 
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