Ditka Blasts Obama (‘No Leadership’) and Kaepernick (‘Unintelligent’) in Wild Interview


Hall of Fame NFL coach Mike Ditka has no qualms about discussing his support for President Donald Trump. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, however, has reservations about doing the same, even though he and Trump are friends.

Ditka believes that’s Brady’s prerogative, and that journalists who continue to prod Brady on the subject are…well…we’ll let him tell you.

“I think these people are — can I say this? — that they’re assholes,” Ditka said Thursday on The Bernie and Sid Show on WABC Radio in New York.

Ditka reiterated his support for Trump, and said that all that’s left to do is wait and see how things play out.

“If he can screw it up half as much as [President Barack] Obama, I’ll be surprised,” Ditka said. He added of Obama, “No leadership at all. None.”

The coach was also asked once again about Colin Kaepernick, whom the legendary Bears coach previously said should “get the hell out” of the US. His opinion about the 49ers quarterback, who took a knee during the National Anthem to protest racial oppression, has not changed.

“(H)e’d be a complete unknown without the game of football… And not to respect that, you’ve got to be a pretty unintelligent person, I would think.”

And if Ditka were still coaching and one of his players took a knee?

“He doesn’t play for me ever again,” Ditka said.

Listen above, via WABC Radio.

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