San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernickâ€™s protest of the National Anthem continues to stir up controversy. U.S. Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris got a standing ovation after taking a swipe at the quarterback and those who kneel during the National Anthem at the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday.
â€œYou can bet that the men and women that we honor today and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our National Anthem being played,â€ he said.
Famed Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, who has been outspoken about the protests and how teams should handle them, joined the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Maria Bartiromo to weigh in.
Holtz said heâ€™s â€œnot surprisedâ€ about Admiral Harrisâ€™ comments after having met with him, and adds that even though players have the â€œrightâ€ to take a knee, â€œit doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s [morally] right.â€
â€œI think itâ€™s ridiculous for Colin Kaepernick to do that, to show dishonor to so many brave men. Just go in a hospital in Afghanistan or somewhere else [and] see the sacrifices that people made [and] what made this country great,â€ he said.
He also weighed in on President-elect Trumpâ€™s plan to attend the 117th annual Army vs. Navy football game.
â€œI think itâ€™s absolutely great â€“ this is a national tradition, everybody should go to at least one Army-Navy gameâ€¦The football wonâ€™t be the greatest in the world, however the young men are,â€ he said.