Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney on national anthem protests: ‘Some of these people need to move to another country’
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney was asked about Colin Kaepernick and whether he would discipline his players if they didn’t stand for the national anthem. What followed was an 8-minute speech on what he believes is an overreaction by the players and a divisive stance.
The speech, which is beingdescribed by Aaron Brenner of The Post and Courier as a “sermon,” came during Swinney’s weekly press conference.
He started by saying that he wouldn’t discipline any players for not standing (college football games generally perform the anthem prior to the players taking the field). However, he added that a move like that is bad for the team, saying it would be a “distraction.” – READ MORE