Mike Ditka to kneeling athletes: ‘Get the hell out of the country’
July 27, 2020 at 9:22 PM - Views: 84 #341139L0oniXModerator
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Hall of Fame football coach and former NFL broadcaster Mike Ditka spent much of the 2016 season voicing his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
And while George Floyd’s death in May sparked a nationwide movement against police brutality, the now-80-year-old hasn’t changed his perspective on the country’s systemic racism. In fact, he’s back to saying the same things he said in 2016 and 2017.
Speaking in an interview with TMZ Sports about his women’s football X League, Ditka was asked about the resurgence of peaceful protests from athletes during the national anthem – MLB, the WNBA, NWSL, and MLS have all had players protesting during the anthem since restarting.
“If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old fashioned. So, I’m only going to say what I feel … You don’t protest against the flag, and you don’t protest against this country who’s given you the opportunities to make a living playing a sport that you never thought would happen. So, I don’t want to hear all the crap.”
This is how serious I take Mike Ditka: Three years ago, this idiot said out of his cigar-puffing piehole that, “America hasn’t been oppressed in the last 100 years.” So – anything this 80-year-old fart has to say, I laugh and go to the next thing.
July 27, 2020 at 9:43 PM #341145
July 27, 2020 at 10:21 PM #341149Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Why should we?
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July 27, 2020 at 11:22 PM #341155
July 28, 2020 at 12:28 AM #341160PunxsutawneyModerator
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But I doubt you get it as if there was ever a great example of an authoritarian, it would be you.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.
Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.
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July 28, 2020 at 12:30 AM #341161
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July 28, 2020 at 2:43 AM #341190bazukhovParticipant
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One hand? Two hands? Somebody else’s?
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July 28, 2020 at 3:15 AM #341194leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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vote for nobody
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