Mike Ditka has lost his damn mind.
While being interviewed by NFL on Westwood One Sports yesterday, the former NFL coach actually fixed his face to say, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.”
Wait ... what!?
This was the 77-year-old's attempt to explain his take against NFL players kneeling in silent protest during the national anthem.
“Is this the stage for this?” Ditka said on the program, as reported by The Washington Post. “If you want to protest, or whatever you want to protest, you’ve got a right to do that. But I think you’re a professional athlete. You have an obligation to the game."
He added, “I don’t see a lot of respect for the game, I just see respect for their own individual opinions. Respect the game, play the game, when you want to protest, protest when the game’s over, protest whatever other way you want to."
And as if he didn't put his foot in his mouth enough, Ditka continued, saying, “I don’t care who you are or how much money you make, if you don’t respect our country, you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you had to go to somewhere else and try to play this sport, you wouldn’t have a job."
Wow. Just wow.
Upon hearing Ditka's inexplicable comment that “there has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of,” people served the legendary coach with plenty of ether.
Even if you're playing dumb, Mr. Ditka, you're gonna learn today.
2017 under President Trump.
Plotting on a new gig, Mike?
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