It was only a matter of time before a Mike Ditka hot take on Colin Kaepernick's national-anthem protest. The moment came Friday when Ditka was asked about the 49ers quarterback on Dallas' 105.3 The Fan:
"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."
To summarize, Ditka doesn't "see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on" and has "no respect for Colin Kaepernick." He advises anyone who doesn't like the country and the flag to get the hell out of the U.S.
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