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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Steelers legend reveals what would’ve happened if Kaepernick knelt for anthem 40 years ago

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.



Anonymous said...

There would have been a blanket party in the locker room, followed by a better understanding of the issue by the receiver.

Anonymous said...

Knee capped.

Anonymous said...

KP is getting his just rewards... unemployment! He needs to join some non profit to pursue his cause and forget theNational Felony League. the NFL may never recover from his actions. Many have moved on to other sports that do not bring politics into them, which is WHY America watches sports in the first place! Competition mano v mano, not freaking politics!

Anonymous said...

Franco was, and is, a stand-up guy. Approachable, always had time for the fans. And they love him in return.
Number 32, Immaculate Reception and Hall of Fame!

Anonymous said...

They were and are true americans