Michael Strahan says in Ellen that he would have & # 039; he knelt during the national anthem

Franco: Michael Strahan spoke about the controversial former NFL player and whether he would also kneel in silent protest during the national anthem at soccer games on Monday's episode of Ellen DeGeneres Show

Last week, Nike introduced Colin Kaepernick as the star of his latest campaign Just Do It.

And in Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Michael Strahan talked about the controversial former NFL player and whether he too would kneel in silent protest during the national anthem at football games.

The 46-year-old former soccer player said he believes he would have, and probably would have been proactive to organize the movement even more.

Franco: Michael Strahan spoke about the controversial former NFL player and whether he would also kneel in silent protest during the national anthem at soccer games on Monday's episode of Ellen DeGeneres Show

Franco: Michael Strahan spoke about the controversial former NFL player and whether he would also kneel in silent protest during the national anthem at soccer games on Monday's episode of Ellen DeGeneres Show

Michael talked about whether he thinks it is offensive or not.

He explained that his father is in the army and is a retired senior, adding that he jumped from the planes.

Michael said, "I know why he knelt down without disrespecting the army or anyone in the military because I appreciate that."

"My father is 81 years old and he can look at me and say he does not take offense because he understands, then, how I can offend someone who did not do that service." the star said.

From the heart: the 46-year-old former soccer player said he believes he would have, and probably would have been proactive to organize the movement even more.

From the heart: the 46-year-old former soccer player said he believes he would have, and probably would have been proactive to organize the movement even more.

From the heart: the 46-year-old former soccer player said he believes he would have, and probably would have been proactive to organize the movement even more.

The star continued: "One of the things you can do in this country is that you can protest," he adds. "He is protesting the injustices he sees happening."

Michael told Ellen: "I take off my hat because he really sacrificed and put so much into play for other people that he had no idea who they were, he never met them, he does not know them" and all his life his career on the line & # 39; .

Ellen asked if she still played soccer, she would also kneel during the anthem.

Speaking out loud: "My father is 81 years old and can look at me and say that he does not take offense because he understands how I can offend someone who did not do that service." said the star

Speaking: "My father is 81 years old and he can look at me and say that he does not get offended because he understands how I can offend someone who did not do that service." said the star

Speaking: "My father is 81 years old and he can look at me and say that he does not get offended because he understands how I can offend someone who did not do that service." said the star

To that, the co-host of Good Morning America said about whether he had knelt or not during the national anthem: "If I still played football today, I would be old as a land before anything else, I do not know, I think I would have done it."

Adding that: "I would have had a conversation with my father, I'm pretty sure he would have, but he would also have been proactive in organizing it because I think there needs to be more organization between the players and the ownership."

He concluded on Ellen: "Football seems to be a fracture between the player and the property and they need to unite that to convey the message in the right way and not let the message be hijacked and turn it into something that never happened." meant to be ".

Michael was in the NFL for 15 years, playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants.

The former athlete played from 1993 until retiring in 2007; he won the Super Bowl (XLII) with his team during the 2007 season.

Real Talk: Michael was in the NFL for 15 years, playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants.

Real Talk: Michael was in the NFL for 15 years, playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants.

Real Talk: Michael was in the NFL for 15 years, playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants.

Pose: Last week, Nike introduced Colin Kaepernick as the star of his latest campaign Just Do It

Pose: Last week, Nike introduced Colin Kaepernick as the star of his latest campaign Just Do It

Pose: Last week, Nike introduced Colin Kaepernick as the star of his latest campaign Just Do It

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