Legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka had some choice words for Colin Kaepernick on Friday.
He offered this unfiltered opinion:
"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.
I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick – he probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice. My choice is, 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. If you don’t work…that’s a different problem."
Ditka isn't the first to slam Kaepernick. Yet, his response among NFL figures is probably the most controversial.
So, he's taking a lot of heat for it.
And it got cruder:
However, others were fans of the coach's comments.
At this time, Kaepernick hasn't responded to Ditka. But it's definitely possible, considering he did speak up after ex-NFL player Trent Dilfer blasted him on ESPN.