Mike Ditka Sounds Off On Colin Kaepernick ‘If You Don’t Like The Country Or The Flag You Can Get The Hell Out’

By 09.23.16

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Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka has entered the national debate on whether Colin Kaepernick should protest the national anthem before games.

This morning Ditka gave Dallas 105.3 The Fan his fiery hot take on the subject.

“I think it’s a problem, anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If they don’t like the country, they don’t like our flag, get the hell out. That’s what I think.

“So if you’re asking me, I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick. He probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice. My choice is that I like this country, I respect our flag. And I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.

“I see opportunities if people want to look for opportunity. Now, if they don’t want to look for them, then you can find problems with anything, but this is the land of opportunity because you can be anything you want to be if you work. Now, If you don’t work, that’s a different problem.”

Ditka’s response to Kaepernick’s protest isn’t surprising considering how vocal he was against Rams players in 2014 who held their “hands up” in support of the protests in Ferguson.

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