Mike Ditka: Players Not Standing for National Anthem Are ‘Malcontents’

NFL Hall of Fame’s Mike Ditka had some strong words for national anthem protesters in an interview with TMZ Sports.

While Ditka admitted people have the right to protest, he called protesters “malcontents” who nobody will remember once time has passed.

TMZ asked the former Chicago Bears player and coach if he would like to see protests put on hold for 9/11.

“I’d like to see [the protests] put on hold every day,” Ditka responded. “I mean, there’s a time and place for everything. Before a football game is not the time and place for it, period.”

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