Mike Ditka is either suffering from severe, severe CTE or is just the dumbest individual on Earth. If you have heard him speak on ESPN, it is impossible to rule either possibility out and his most recent hot take will prove his lack of remaining brain cells. The former sweater vest wearing football coach claimed in a radio interview that there has been no oppression in the United States in the last 100 years.
Steve Smith Sr. summed it up pretty well with one tweet earlier today.
Mike Ditka was alive during the Jim Crow Era. He was 29 years old when MLK was shot. For him to make a statement like this is mindboggling. Of course Ditka does not feel the need to protest during the anthem because he has never dealt with oppression personally. But for him to tell anyone what they should or should not be able to protest is completely whacked. His statements today really show out of touch with reality he and many people on his side of this argument really are.