Joe Namath told the trio of Trump propagandists on "Fox and Friends" why Colin Kaepernick protested during the National Anthem. Hint: it had nothing to do with disrespecting the flag.
Responding to Mike Ditka's outrageous assertions that no oppression has taken place in this country for 100 years, Namath told the three co-hosts, "Well, look up the meaning of oppression. Look up the definition of oppression, and you understand that it's obviously taken place."
Namath, a frequent guest on Fox News, is not an advocate for protesting during the National Anthem and thought the owners should have stopped it from the outset, but understood why the players were doing it.
Namath explained to the three-headed monster of the crotch couch that when the players began to take a knee, it was a sign of respect, but he wants to see more respect.
Kilmeade asked him how does the NFL get out of this mess, which was created by Trump as a distraction to his support of the Charlottesville white supremacists.
Namath said that the owners do have a right to put their foot down.
Ainsley Earhardt asked what he would have done if his whole team protested during the anthem.
Namath said, "I'm not there, but I've never walked in a black man's shoes either and I don't know over the years man when you look around it, hey, some of the things you see that have been done, are they fair?"
He continued, "Life's not fair. Children are born with handicaps. Life's not fair, but if we can get some things straightened out, we need to work on it."
Doocy was happy that Trump started a national dialogue, which is false. He started another racial hate fest.
But Namath departed from Doocy's idiocy and stated the obvious: "It's a national dialogue now more on the flag, on our national anthem -- and patriotism, but the oppression or the unjust treatment of others has fallen in the background here. we haven't heard that part."
That's what has happened to the player protests because right-wing media has, as usual, divided us into racial corners to support Trump.
Ainsley said, "You don't agree with Mike Ditka, because he says there hasn't been oppression in the last 100 years."
Joe replied, "Well, look up the meaning of oppression. Look up the definition of oppression, and you understand that it's obviously taken place."
As much as a Republican as Namath is, he can distinguish the truth of these protests from the fiction that Trump and now Ditka are perpetrating.
Good for him.