Former NFL Star Makes it Very Clear Where He Stands on National Anthem Protests — and Many Players Won’t Like It

Former NFL great Burgess Owens believes NFL players who protest the national anthem are sowing division and despair.

What did he say?
Speaking on “Fox and Friends” over the weekend, the former Oakland Raider and New York Jet made it clear what he thinks of the athletes who continue to kneel during the national anthem. He said:

Let me tell you about our responsibility is, and every generation has done this throughout the history of our country, is to give our kids more hope than we had. My parents’ generation, my grandparents’ generation succeeded [in sowing hope]. That’s how they fought racism.

We have the greatest country and the most freedom today, and we have more people, particularly black Americans, who have less hope and that’s because they have very successful men telling them that they can do it but that black Americans can’t do it.

It’s really time for us to stand up as men and say: ‘Listen guys, this country gives us everything we want and if I did it, you can do it too.’ And stop the whole thing…if you wanna have demonstrations, demonstrate someplace else, but not against our flag that gives us the freedom to be the greatest people in the history of mankind.

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