NFL Quarterback Drew Brees found himself mired in controversy by simply stating his view that protesting during the national anthem was disrespectful to the flag and our men and women in uniform.

The outrage mob descended on him without mercy, including his own teammates, forcing Brees to repeatedly apologize.

But now this NFL Legend just put to rest any debate over where anthem kneelers stand.

“Da Coach” Mike Ditka didn’t hold back when TMZ Sports asked what should happen to athletes who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

Ditka firmly declared they should, “Get the hell out of the country.”

“If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country,” Ditka said. “That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old fashioned, so I’m only going to say what I feel.”

Echoing what many Americans feel, Ditka expressed dismay at the thought of coddled millionaire athletes disrespecting a solemn tribute to the country that has given them so much.

Ditka added, “You don’t protest against the flag and you don’t protest against this country who’s given you the opportunities to make a living playing a sport that you never thought would happen. So, I don’t want to hear all the crap.”

While the Fake News Media claims the anti-American anthem protests ignited by Kaepernick’s actions in the 2016 preseason have nothing to do with disrespecting the country, Kaepernick’s own repeated actions have proven those assertions to be false.

The former quarterback convinced Nike to cancel distribution of a special 4th of July themed shoe bearing the “Betsy Ross Flag,” in 2019, calling it a “white supremacist symbol.”

In 2020, Kaepernick once again took the occasion of the celebration of the nation’s birthday to attack America, by calling the 4th of July festivities a “celebration of white supremacy.”

In the end, there’s no denying Kaepernick’s anti-American views.

Those going along with his anti-American anthem protests are either useful idiots for the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement or share his anti-American sentiments.

The only question now is, will the outrage mob come for Da Coach Mike Ditka as they have for others.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.