O.J. Simpson has given his input on Colin Kaepernick’s fight for justice and added that he thinks, “he made a bad choice in attacking the flag.”
O.J. added that he appreciated fellow football player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem the first time he did it, but he still thinks it was “a mistake.”
He also added that he thinks Donald Trump is a lot of fun to hang around with, although he doubts he’d ever vote for him.
The former NFL defendant offered his take on a wide range of topics in an exclusive interview with the Buffalo News.
Primarily, Simpson disagrees with Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
“I think Colin made a mistake. I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag,” Simpson told the newspaper. “I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”
His bottom line: “I would always stand up for the flag.”
Simpson also gave a hypothetical answer on whether he would have voted for Trump, whom he called “a man’s man.” The two men were once friends and golfing buddies, but, OJ was in prison at the time of his candidacy.
“Somebody asked me if I’d have voted for him,” Simpson said. “Probably not, but I only know two of my friends I’d vote to be president. Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president. That has no bearing on it, you know?”
OJ also admitted that he sometimes wonders if he has chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from his football career.
“Well, I don’t know,” he said. “I feel all right. But I have days when I can’t … I lose words, and I can’t come up with a simple word. I can’t remember a phone number, so forget that.”
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