Week 3 in the NFL was like a blender, one that ground football and politics and spat out a glut of of polarizing opinions.
But perhaps the most brutal take of them all came from College Football Hall of Famer Lou Holtz.
The legendary former coach joined a panel led by FOX News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday and, as you might expect, Sunday’s widespread anthem protests were the primary topic.
Holtz said a lot of things that boggle the mind, but the worst moment came when he attempted to compare racial injustice and profiling to getting a speed ticket from a police officer who supports a rival team.
Watch Holtz’s bizarre false equivalence in the video below:
And here’s the full segment:
In Holtz’s defense, Sunday’s demonstrations made it to difficult to decipher what was being protested: social injustice or President Donald Trump’s divisive remarks about taking a knee during the national anthem. But for the 80-year-old suggest that no one has made it clear what they’re protesting is rather perplexing.
Michael Bennett, whether you agree with him or not, has made his position pretty transparent. And Colin Kaepernick, as polarizing as he might be, also didn’t mince words when he kick-started the anthem protests last season. Eric Reid even wrote an op-ed in Monday’s New York Times explicitly stating why he and Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem.
Regardless of which side of the debate you’re on, we all should agree that Holtz isn’t the person to go to for an enlightened take on the subject.
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