The spectacle of steroid-brained NFL goons being able to put together a coherent thought off the field, much less make a political statement, is comic at best.

While many athletes are sharp individuals who are patriotic and understand the bounty this nation and system has brought to them, others, as referenced above, are glandular cases that somehow feel, not think, they’re spoiled brat leftist antics are making a sensible statement on racism or police brutality.

Well, they’re making a statement alright. That statement is, “We’re so addled on pills and undeserved wealth we expect the world to regard us as warriors for social justice.” To do so, to take these guys, who likely failed Intramural Test Cheating their freshman year at NFL Assembly Line State, and give them the slightest of credit would be an offense to brave people out there like police officers who actually work for real social justice every day.

One former NFL coach who knows these types of men and comprehends their boneheaded shenanigans is Mike Ditka. Here are some recent choice words from him on the subject of kneeling players who show disrespect for their country by trashing the flag and the national anthem.

“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. 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,” Ditka said to Newsmax on Monday.

Ditka also said: “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. And if you can’t respect this country, get the hell out of it.”

The racist left had their usual tired programmed response, “This doesn’t surprise me at all. Mike Ditka traded his helmet in for a white hood as soon as he retired from football. Racism hiding behind faux patriotism is still racism,” sports parasite/agent David Mulugheta spat out likely over a lunch of arugula and cheap Chardonnay. He added that he thought that respecting the flag wasn’t necessarily racism, “I totally agree…and the sun is hot. Neither have anything to do with people kneeling during the anthem.”

His flimsy attempt at logic notwithstanding, showing respect for the flag and the anthem have everything to do with racism in this era, with the vicious racism of the left and its puppets on and off the fields of sports.