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Can NFL Owners Force Players to Stand During the National Anthem?

If you’re looking for some good, open-minded conversation on social issues, especially those involving race, you probably should steer clear of speaking with Mike Ditka about them.

Back in 2014, the former NFL player and coach (and proud Trump supporter) said he was “embarrassed” to see a handful of St. Louis Rams players utilize the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” position popularized by Ferguson, Missouri protestors prior to a game. In 2016, he said Colin Kaepernick should “get the hell out” of America if he doesn’t like what’s happening in the country. And on Monday night, Ditka continued his crusade to try and discredit those protesting against injustices in the U.S. during an interview on Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show with Jim Gray.

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