Harbaugh supports freedom of speech

Submitted by StephenRKass on September 23rd, 2017 at 11:23 PM

In the post-game interview after today's game, Harbaugh was asked about NFL owners firing players who protest by not singing the national anthem.

Asked Saturday night after a 28-10 win over Purdue if he agrees with President Donald Trump's suggestion that NFL owners "fire" any player seen protesting the national anthem, Harbaugh's answer was quick: 

"No, I don't agree with the president," Harbaugh said. "That's ridiculous. 

"Check the Constitution." 

Comments

DrMantisToboggan

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:28 PM ^

This thread is gonna get nuked harder than Pyongyang.

 

So, while it's up I will say that this isn't remotely a partisan issue. Free speech is free speech is free speech. It's one of the most vital principles of our republic. It doesn't matter if you think Kaep is an idiot and a shitty QB (I happen to), you must absolutely support his and others' right to demonstrate and express peacefully.

BeatOSU52

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:29 PM ^

People are going to bitch about this being a thread , but the fact of the matter is , this will be all over the national news in the next week . Also , Jim was asked a question and gave an answer . Don't get mad at him no matter which side you're on

slimj091

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:35 PM ^

I think the point of it is that the "President of the United States of America" is actively lobbying for people to be fired for exercising their freedom of speech. If an NFL owner said this instead then big deal that's like his opinion man. But the "President of the United States of America" should not be making statements like this at all.

Gucci Mane

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:30 PM ^

Owners also have the freedom to cut players who knee if they desire. This whole thing is stupid. Why can't we just ignore these idiots who knee at such an inappropriate time ?