Broncos’ Derek Wolfe: If You Don’t Think America’s The Greatest, ‘Why Do You Stay?’
When you look around the league, you will see multiple players, coaches and owners in solidarity with each other after President Donald Trump made some disparaging comments about kneeling during the anthem.
Derek Wolfe will not among those players.
The Denver Broncos defensive end released a statement on Sunday saying everybody has a right to protest, but using the anthem as a means is probably ‘the wrong platform. He also asked why people stay in America if they think it’s not so great.
Wolfe’s full statement reads as follows, according to 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.”
This should get rather interesting.