It’s not surprising that many players in the NFL have sided with the anthem protests.
But some of the retired NFL greats don’t, such as Herschel Walker, Jim Brown, and Dick Butkus, all of whom have condemned the protests publicly.
And now there’s another Super Bowl Champion who shares the same sentiment.
Herschel Walker said about the protests,
“I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner. I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”
Nobody should get angry at what Walker said when it’s obvious that millions of Americans feel the exact same way.
After all, that’s why former fans are boycotting the league.
But it’s also fair to say that you can’t blame just the players.
Of course the players started it, but team owners and league executives have been soft in implementing any rules in response.
Apparently, they’re not concerned with their plummeting profits.
But now Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Champion Burgess Owens joins the list of former athletes to condemn the current NFL players for kneeling during the anthem.
“Super Bowl Champion Burgess Owens is not a fan of the NFL’s weekly anti-American protests, staged during the paying of the national anthem.
He believes players need to show respect for the country that has made so many of them millionaires.
“They need to do something different,” the Oakland Raiders great told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday. “Young men need to recognize how proud we should be of that flag.”
Owens, who played for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV in 1980, added that America’s institutions of God, family, country are “under attack.”
The author of Liberalism of How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps (2016), denounced the “socialists and Marxists” who are teaching black children to hate the U.S.A.
“The NFL needs to step up to the plate, recognize what’s going to work for this country. And pride in country, flag, and culture is the bottom line,” Owens said.
After changing its ways, the league may return to being the great institution it once was, a league the players were proud to be associated with, Owens concluded.”
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Thankfully we have former players like Owens willing to put these players in their place.