Mike Ditka Has A Message For NFL Players Who Might Kneel On 9/11 Anniversary

David Hookstead | Contributor

Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka made it clear he’s not impressed with the idea of players kneeling during the national anthem on the 16-year anniversary of 9/11.

The Super Bowl champion addressed the topic late Sunday night with TMZ Sports.

“I’d like to see it put on hold every day. I mean, there’s a time and place for everything. Before a football game is not the time or place for it. Period,” Ditka responded in part when asked if the national anthem protest should be put on hold Monday night.

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This isn’t the first time Ditka has taken aim at national anthem protesters. He previously said national anthem protesters should get out of America.

Monday night marks the 16-year anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in American history. It will be complete chaos if players kneel during the anthem or during a 9/11 tribute. The NFL has already taken a substantial hit in the ratings. It certainly won’t help the league if it appears players are now disrespecting the victims of the horrific terrorist attack.

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