Former NFL star Herschel Walker takes stand against national anthem protests, blames Roger Goodell

Former NFL star Herschel Walker takes stand against national anthem protests, blames Roger Goodell
Former NFL star Herschel Walker says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is to blame for allowing the NFL players to protest during the national anthem. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Spike TV)

Former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker is not a fan of the NFL  protests and believes that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is to blame for allowing them to continue.

In an interview with the New York Post published Sunday, Walker addressed the protests.

What did he say?

When asked his thoughts on the national anthem demonstrations, Walker said, “I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner.”

“I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning,” Walker continued.

Walker, who has partnered with Rocky Ridge Trucks to promote the True American Hero Truck Giveaway, also has very strong feelings about the American flag.

The winner of the True American Hero Truck Giveaway — chosen from nominations of those in the uniformed and emergency services — will be awarded a customized, hand-painted, and American-made 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, worth $80,000.

“Guys, let me tell you this,” he told the Post. “Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

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