Just days after calling President Barack Obama the “worst president” ever and admitting he’d “probably vote for [Donald] Trump,” legendary NFL player and coach Mike Ditka was stripped of his analyst role on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown.”
Former players Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson will replace Ditka and retired player Keyshawn Johnson on the popular program, according to The Big Lead.
The Super Bowl-winning ex-coach of the Chicago Bears made the political comments last week on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show on WABC-AM — he also said the country needs new leadership and direction.
“We need somebody like Ronald Reagan,” Ditka said, before suggesting that Trump’s a better option than Hillary Clinton or the remaining Republican contenders.
To be fair, this was not the first time Ditka has spoken favorably about Trump.
“I do like Donald Trump,” he wrote back in September in his weekly Chicago Sun-Times column titled “4 Downs With Ditka.”
“Sometimes, I think he has to think a little more before he says things, but I think he’s on the right track,” Ditka added. “I think he has the fire in his belly to make America great again, and he’ll probably do it the right way. I do like him.”
The Big Lead said Ditka is not leaving the network entirely, he’s “just departing Countdown. Sources say he’ll have an unspecified emeritus-type NFL role at the network.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.