Joe Namath Silences Fox News Hosts Defending Athletes Who Protest
The “Fox & Friends” crew were not expecting this when NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath made an appearance on their show earlier this week. In fact, by the looks on their faces, they were stunned by the defense the former NFL player had for athletes who protest during the national anthem.
When asked about the NFL protests, Namath quickly pointed out that the original intent of the protest was to stand up to racial injustice in America. NFL coach Mike Ditka asserted that there “no oppression” in modern society, saying “there has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.” However, Namath disagreed and proceed to educate Ditka on the initial intent of the protests.
Namath explained: “Going back to what Colin Kaepernick initially did, it was to point out some injustice that’s being done to the black race. Or to people that obviously when you look — and I say obviously, some of these dash cams and shootings that were done to unarmed people.
He was reaching out to try to get it more investigated. So that’s where this oppression thing comes in.”
Namath continued: “Look up the meaning of oppression. Look up the definition of oppression, and you understand that it’s obviously taken place.” However, the former NFL player did agree that the NFL owners have a right to control the players’ actions while they are “at work.”
Namath explained his point by pointing out that“Ownership has ownership. If somebody starts walking through here carrying a sign, what are the powers that be at Fox going to say to you? ‘Excuse me. Go do that somewhere else. Don’t do it in the workplace.’” Watch the entire clip below.
When President Trump spoke out at an Alabama rally earlier this year calling NFL players who protested by kneeling during the national anthem “sons of b—–” and then demanded that their owners fire them, do you think he knew he would start a season-long debate?