Burgess Owens: ‘These young men who are now millionaires because of the price paid are failing our kids, betraying our past’

The 2017 NFL season kicked off Thursday and fans were immediately subjected to yet another show of disrespect for this country, with a Kansas City Chiefs player refusing to stand for the national anthem.

…and former Super Bowl champion has had enough.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Owens had some stinging commentary for wealthy black NFL athletes turning off millions of fans, who respond by turning off the game.

“These young men, who are now millionaires because of the country, because of the price paid, are not only failing our kids, but they are betraying our past,” Burgess said.

Owens played ten years in the NFL for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, and he said today’s players have an obligation to give the next generation reason to feel good about their opportunities to move forward.

Author of “Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps,” Owens has been highly critical of unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the national anthem “protest,” telling the radical player to turn off BET and educate his ignorant self.

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“If you’re going to step in the political arena, educate yourself,” Owens said. “Learn about our country. Learn about the freedom of a $100 million contract that the athletes of my era paid the price for this young man to have today.”

In an op-ed published recently by Fox News, Burgess shared why he stands for the national anthem, writing that “it’s time to Stand Up, Man-Up and defend our country and culture.”

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