All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression, Ditka said in that interview. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody. … If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort into yourself, I think you can accomplish anything.
The 77-year-old Ditka on Monday maintained that he was not condemning anybody or criticizing anybody, but he said a football game is not the right place for players to protest.
If you were coaching … would it be your policy that either you stand for the national anthem or you don’t play? Gray asked Ditka.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a letter to all 32 teams, said he wants players to stand during the playing of the national anthem.
In an interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show, Ditka questioned how much oppression is seen in the United States.
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