While the NFL is under fire for not taking a permanent stance one way or another on the kneeling for the National Anthem issue that has divided the sports world, some of its former legends have taken stances of their own. The legendary Jim Brown recently declared that he thinks players should stand for and respect the flag.
But other ones, like former quarterback Terry Bradshaw, surprised us all last year when he spoke out against President Trump’s criticism of how NFL players were treating the issue. To imply that President Trump “doesn’t understand” the right to free speech is ridiculous at best.
What a shame, Terry.
On this week’s broadcast of “Fox NFL Sunday,” co-host and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw discussed President Donald Trump’s criticism of NFL players for taking a knee during the national anthem at games.
Bradshaw said, “It’s hard to believe I’m going to say something about the most powerful man in the greatest country in the world. I was somewhat surprised that the president came out attacking NFL players for them exercising the freedom of speech. While I don’t condone the protest during our national anthem, this is America. If our country stands for anything, folks, it’s freedom. People die for that freedom.”
He continued, “I’m not sure if our president understands those rights, that every American has the right to speak out and also to protest.”
Bradshaw added that Trump “should concentrate on serious issues like North Korea and health care.”
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