NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris says his colleagues back in the day would not have tolerated a football player disrespecting the national anthem the way unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick has.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers superstar said his teammates and coach would have confronted Kaepernick about his unpatriotic temper tantrum and nipped it in the bud.
“We had two of the meanest guys in football who I think would’ve dealt with it that way, and that would’ve been Joe Greene and Jack Lambert,” Harris told Mediaite (see video).
Harris said Kaepernick is free to protest about social issues, but he needs to be professional and do it OFF the football field. When you’re on the field, you represent your team and are playing for your fans. You should not selfishly hijack an NFL game to virtue-signal, he said.
“If someone has a certain stance that they want to take, that’s fine,” Harris said. “When he puts on that suit, when he steps out on that field, it’s more than just about him. It’s his teammates, it’s the NFL, and it’s the fans.”
Franco Harris echoed the sentiments of fellow NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who said Kaepernick needs to cut the shenanigans. The former Cleveland Browns legend, who fought for social issues throughout his career, said Kaepernick’s approach is unprofessional and immature.
“I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American,” Brown, 81, told ThePostGame.com (see video). “I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. This is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”
Colin Kaepernick — a supporter of the anti-white, anti-police Black Lives Matter movement — has struggled to land another lucrative NFL contract after opting out of his 6-year, $114 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.
Experts say Kaepernick was a dismal performer who no doubt would have been released based on poor performance had he not opted out.
Before leaving the 49ers, Colin fueled months of controversy by refusing to stand for the U.S. national anthem at football games. Kaepernick claimed he disrespected the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks.
Kaepernick started to become more political after he began dating his current girlfriend, Nessa Diab, a militant black rights activist who is Muslim. Like most hypocritical libs who are all-talk, no-action, Colin did not even vote in the 2016 presidential election.
Race-baiting leftist grievance mongers blame racism in the NFL for Colin’s unemployment. It bears noting that no group has created more black millionaires than the NFL.
Sports journalist Jason Whitlock, who’s black, said Kaepernick is unemployed because he’s a mediocre quarterback. Race has nothing to do with it, especially since 70% of NFL players are black.
“Listen, this is simply a case of a guy who’s not good enough,” Whitlock said. “His talents aren’t good enough to justify all the attention and noise and controversy.”
Franco Harris said this is how fellow Hall of Famer Jack Lambert — one of the 10 “most feared tacklers” in the NFL — would’ve dealt with Colin Kaepernick:
Harris says “Mean Joe” Greene would have talked some sense into Colin Kaepernick this way:
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