Everyone has something to say about Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem.
The latest is Giants heach coach Ben McAdoo.
‘The way we operate for the national anthem, we consider it a small gesture to those who served and sacrificed their lives for our country and for us to play and coach in this great game. Part of that is the freedom of speech, and we certainly respect that,” McAdoo said. “We talk to our guys about keeping empathy in mind when they do lead and use this league as a platform. But I’d be disappointed if one of our guys chose not to stand. It’s their choice, it’s not mandatory, but we feel it’s important.“
So, he would be disappointed if one of his players didn’t stand for the anthem, I see, I see.
Surely he would be disappointed if one of his players were involved in 20 domestic violence cases with his wife right?
No one in the Giants brain trust is speaking publicly about the fact that the team’s starting kicker was accused of being physically violent toward his ex-wife on more than 20 occasions.
On Tuesday, head coach Ben McAdoo again hid behind his comments on Josh Brown from last Thursday. John Mara, who was at practice Tuesday, has not addressed the matter. Neither has GM Jerry Reese, who re-signed Brown this offseason despite knowing about the kicker’s domestic violence assault arrest from May of 2015.
“I’ve said everything that I’m gonna say about Josh,” McAdoo said. “I respect that you have to ask that question but my comments stay my comments.”
“Based on what I’ve said in the past, I’m gonna stick to my comments,” McAdoo said. “That’s what we feel is best for the circumstance at this point in time.”
Funny how that works.
You tell me what is more disrespectful?