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Fmr. NFL Star Herschel Walker: ‘You Never Protest’ the United States

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | November 20, 2017 | 4:39 PM EST

Herschel Walker is helping award a new truck to a "True American Hero." (Screenshot)

Former National Football League (NFL) star running back Herschel Walker says NFL players, and all Americans, should never protest the country that has given them all that they have.

Walker, a former Heisman Trophy winner who played 13 seasons in the NFL, appeared on Fox News Channel on Monday to discuss his opposition to today’s players protesting the National Anthem:

“Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

“I been working with the military for eight years. I don’t care what people say. The National Anthem is the United States of America. That’s where you live. That’s where we get everything we have: here in the United States.

“You never protest that.”

Walker also promoted the “True American Hero Truck Giveaway,” which will award a one-of-a-kind 2018 Chevrolet Silverado to a military veteran, emergency responder, police officer or other public servant who has gone above and beyond in service to the country:

"An American hero for me is a military active serviceman or a police officer. Police officers are not getting the credit they deserve - that’s a hero to me.”


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