DANNY TELLS DITKA: ‘WORLD IS CHANGING’
Last month, former Bears coach Mike Ditka knocked players who kneel for the national anthem.
Two days later, Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan sent a tweet that seemed to refer to Ditka without saying his name.
He wrote: ‘‘Some of you old heads [legends/coaches etc.] are starting to really speak y’all minds and we see you all true colors.’’
In the same tweet, Trevathan wrote that if they weren’t part of the solution, they were part of the problem.
‘‘Shut yo a$$ up,’’ he wrote. Trevathan was asked directly about Ditka in his first interview Friday since his tweet July 28. He again made his point without saying Ditka’s name.
‘‘For the most part, I was just speaking on how I feel,’’ he said. ‘‘Obviously, those are great legends. I’m not pointing out nobody’s name, but it was a lot of people. But that’s stuff that I take serious and people around take serious. Closed mouths don’t get fed.
‘‘Those people, I’m pretty sure they’re still strong on how they feel, and I’m still strong on how I feel. But the world is changing, man. The world is changing. A lot of things are coming to the light.’’
Ditka told TMZ Sports last month: ‘‘If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country.’’ Trevathan stood by his response.
‘‘I believe in doing right and not letting negativity in here,’’ he said. ‘‘Although it may have come off as negative to some, I was just speaking my mind and letting them know how I feel.’’ ✶