With the NFL being about 85% made of up African American players, the majority opinion throughout the league today is condemning President Donald Trump’s controversial comments that came Friday. Derek Wolfe will not be one of those players.
Following Trump calling those who disrespect the flag “son’s of bitches” and calling those who do protest to be fired, Denver Broncos defensive end released a statement on Sunday saying though everybody has a right to protest, using the Anthem to do so is probably ‘the wrong platform.
Wolfe added that if those who don’t think the United States is the greatest country in the world, who not leave. Wolfe’s full statement reads as follows, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson:
“I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle so I have the freedom to battle on the field. Paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom is why I stand. But everyone these days likes to find a reason to protest and that’s their right. It’s America and you are free to speak your mind. I just feel it’s disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their lives and it’s maybe the wrong platform. But like I said to each their own it’s AMERICA! The greatest country in the world and if you don’t think we are the greatest country in the world and you reside here, then why do you stay? A lot worse places in the world to call home. Proud to be an American.”