CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Ditka is apologizing for saying he wasn’t conscious of any racial oppression within the U.S. during the last one hundred years.
The famed former Chicago Bears coach issued the apology Tuesday, a day after he made the feedback throughout a radio interview whereas discussing Nationwide Soccer League gamers kneeling in the course of the Nationwide Anthem.
Ditka was harshly criticized for seemingly ignoring Jim Crow legal guidelines that enforced racial segregation and the lynching of blacks that occurred nicely into his lifetime.
In a press release later posted on WGN-TV , the Corridor of Fame participant and Tremendous Bowl-profitable coach stated he was speaking concerning the NFL, not society general.
His radio feedback got here forward of the Bears’ recreation Monday night time.
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