Video: Sports Legend Mike Ditka Gives Badass Response to #TakeTheKnee Protests
Sports legends are kind of a big deal in this country. The ability to run, jump, and throw a ball with god-like force wins a person respect, money, and some power. Things that don't earn respect? Crying, kneeling on a field, and pouting over
meanie words used by POTUS.
Mike Ditka, a true sports legend, has something to say about current sports "stars." Mainly that they're full of gas.
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I think that you have to be color blind in this country, you've got to look at a person for what he is, what he stands for and how he produces. All of a sudden it's become a big deal now about oppression. There has been no oppression in the last hundred years that I know of. I don't care who you are, 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 can't respect this flag and the country, then you don't respect what this is all about. So I would say, "Adios."
But, like, being color-blind is totes offensive. It ignores other peoples' cultures. You should cater to everyone differently based on their skin color. Because equality.
Sidenote: yes, there was actual oppression in the last 100 years during the Civil Rights era and the era before it. But it was possible Ditka was specifically referring to the NFL. We're not sure if this was a misspeak, if he forgot, or purposely ignored the Civil Rights era and what sparked it. On that we cannot speculate.
Mike Ditka isn't afraid to say it like it is. Get your a** on the field, in the game, and give a man respect based on his actions outside the game. Notice there's no "self-esteem" mumble jumble in there. "You've got to look at a person for what he is, what he stands for and how he produces." It's almost like ignoring a person's skin pigmentation and judging him by his character equals equality. A+B=C. Simple.
Facts and feelings don't mix. Kind of like the alphabet and math. All of this race-baiting has a simple solution. Just follow the formula in the video below:
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