Shaq embarrasses NFL players with classy response on national anthem protest: ‘I would never do that’

Last week, Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal voiced his opinion of the growing practice of NFL players’ refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem — and he didn’t side with the players.

“To each his own. It’s something I wouldn’t do,” O’Neal, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame Friday, told the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends.”

Clip via Fox News Channel

“How come you didn’t decide to do this last year or the year before that or the year before that?” he asked of San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick who began the practice during a pre-season game.

“I don’t really have a say on it but I would never do that. My father was a military man and he protected this country — uncles are in law enforcement, they go out and work hard every day. Just, you know, there are other ways to get your point across.”

He added that he can be an African-American and still be pro-military and pro-law enforcement.

After Kaepernick began the practice of sitting — then later taking a knee during the national anthem, it’s since been picked up by Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshal.

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