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Mike Ditka Tells NFL Players: "If You Can't Respect This Country, Get The Hell Out Of It

•, by Tyler Durden

It appears that legendary coach Mike Ditka agrees. Ditka appeared on Newsmax this week to talk about the state of the NFL, offering up a scathing critique of how he believes that the league has lost its way. 

Ditka told the host: "Football's football. It's not a complicated thing. You're playing the game, you're enjoying the game. You don't like the game, get out of it. It's not for protesting one way or the other. What color you are, what you think, this or that. You play football. That's it."

He continued: "You're privileged. You got a gift from God that you can play the game because you got a body you can do it with. I don't really understand what you're protesting. I played the game. I coached the game for a long time. It makes no sense to me."

"You ought to get down on your hands and knees and thank God every day that you can make the kind of money that you can make playing football, or playing any sport," Ditka added.

He continued: "I would tell those players go to another country and play football there. You don't have to come out. You don't have to come out if you go to another country. You can't! Because the game's only played in this country."

"If you can't respect this country, get the hell out," he concluded.

You can listen to Ditka's full comments on NewsMax here:

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Comment by Ed Martin
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Another moron who can't tell the difference between a "country" and a "government".

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