NFL Legend, Herschel Walker, came out on Thursday in an interview with TMZ Sports to discuss the #TakeAKnee controversy. (Full Video at End Of Article)
During the interview, Walker discussed how the kneeling doesn’t have anything to do with Colin Kaepernick but it “has to do with Donald Trump.” And thinks that the “Commissioner should take care of this.”
When asked if he thinks there should be a league-wide rule against kneeling, Walker said “I do. I think it means making a league-wide rule that if you want to protest, protest off the job.” He went on to question why players had to wait til football season to protest. And said the commissioner needs to step and make the business decision to stop it cause this is a job. And it could ultimately effect relationships with sponsors and advertisers who help make the NFL possible.
Walker says he’ll gladly protest with activists after the season is over. But there is a time and place for it. He said the President is right in making the decision to stand for the flag because if there’s anyone that should be defending America’s anthem and the flag “it should be the President of the United States.” Walker finalized the conversation by stating, “Sometimes I disagree with him [President Trump], but he’s still my leader.”
Herschel Walker’s statement goes against the grain of the beliefs of many current NFL players, coaches and owners. But it wouldn’t hurt for them to hear out what Walker has to say since he made some good points on the issue.
Here’s the full Video: