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FLASHBACK: Legendary Jim Brown Says He’d NEVER “Denigrate” US Flag By Kneeling During Anthem


Legendary NFL athlete Jim Brown is considered one of the greatest professional football players of all time.

In 1964, he was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player and is credited with leading the Cleveland Browns to their 1964 NFL championship.

Obviously, 1964 was a lot different than 2020.

But even back then, Jim Brown understood the importance of the American flag.

Brown understood that the freedom and principles of America are what allowed him to find incredible success in the greatest country in the world.

Brown unequivocally stated that he would NEVER "denigrate" the U.S. flag by kneeling during the national anthem.

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Specifically, Brown said:

I’ll never kneel and I will always respect the flag…I am not going to denigrate my flag and I’m going to stand for the national anthem. I’m fighting with all of my strength to make it a better country, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Because what is the top side? Are you not going to stand up? This is our country, man.


Compare those wise words to the arrogance and disrespect from NFL players such as Kaepernick today.

Below is a video celebrating Brown's career:



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