Jordan Strauss / Invision for NFL / AP ImagesFormer NFL player and coach Mike Ditka arrives at the 5th annual NFL Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. (Jordan Strauss / Invision for NFL / AP Images)
By Jack Davis
Published September 16, 2020 at 8:17am
Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is telling protesting NFL players just where he thinks they belong.
Ditka, a Hall of Fame tight end and coach who led the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl win, has been standing foursquare against protests that take the form of disrespect for the national anthem ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the protests trendy back in 2016
“I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick — he probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice,” Ditka said in a 2016 interview with KRLD-FM. “My choice is, I like this country, I