Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: “If you don’t like this country, get the hell out”
DALLAS, Tx. — Super Bowl winning coach and sports commentator Mike Ditka is stirring up controversy when he was recently asked how he feels about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem, responding with “I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick,” according to WGN.
During the interview with radio host for Dallas’ 105.3 The Score, Ditka said “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.”
WGN says Ditka went on to say he doesn’t see any of the issues protesters like Kaepernick are talking about, saying he believes America is a “land of opportunity” and that you can be anything you want if you work for it.
Mike Ditka has faced criticism in the past for his controversial statements, including calling President Obama “the worst president we’ve ever had.”