NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris doesn’t agree with Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem, saying players 40 years ago wouldn’t have allowed him to act that way.
During an interview with Mediaite’s John Ziegler, the former Steelers running back was asked if he believed Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL organizations for his decision to kneel during the national anthem before football games last year. The quarterback has remained unsigned since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March.
Harris said Kaepernick is free to voice his personal opinion on issues, but he could have done so without involving the NFL.
When asked how his teammates from the 1970s and 1980s would have handled Kaepernick’s protesting, Harris suggested they wouldn’t have tolerated it.