The current situation where NFL players are kneeling to protest supposed racial injustice in this country is causing an uproar. Patriotic Americans like Mike Ditka are stepping forward to set the record straight once and for all.
Ditka appeared on the Monday Night Football pregame show where he had the chance to talk about the big debate. Ditka managed to put a perspective on the actions of kneeling players that has been all but buried by ESPN. According to Fox News, it all boiled down to Ditka telling the players who want to disrespect the US to “go to another country,” to play football.
One of the first topics brought up by the legendary NFL player and coach was his opinion that social injustice problems are no longer real problems. This is a sentiment that may not be shared by liberals, but does not make it any less valid.
The point he proceeded to make is it doesn’t matter what race you are, where you are from, your gender, creed, religion, or whatever. All have the opportunity for success in the United States.
Ditka then started talking about players needing to learn how to “respect the game” again. Many people find it disrespectful that players are willing to kneel during the national anthem but won’t do anything to solve the problems that they claim to feel so strongly about.
The reason behind this is simple — the “problems” are abstract. They can make bold statements such as, “Racism exists all throughout the country.” However, if you ask them to point to real racism, they more often than not can’t do it. They tend to quickly attempt to end the conversation, or resort to name calling. This is the problem with identity politics and political correctness, some would argue.
The all-star player and later coach went on to point out that if he were in charge of a team that kneeled, he would bench everyone who kneeled in order to make the message clear. Respect for our country, flag, and military comes before all else.
“I don’t care who you are or how much money you make. If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else and try to play this sport, you wouldn’t have a job,” Ditka exclaimed.
Coach Ditka tells the players who want to disrespect the US to “go to another country,” to play football. Good idea?
The hypocrisy of their protests is clear to the average American. They are trying to protest the national anthem due to their claim of the country’s systematic racism, while everyone in the NFL — regardless of race — makes very large amounts of money and gets a ton of respect until they do something along these lines.
Ditka has proven once again that he has strong patriotic and emotional ties to this nation that are also engrained in the hearts of Americans all over the country.
“If you can’t respect the flag and this country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say: Adios,” Ditka concluded.