Former Indiana coach Bobby Knight has not shied away from the political spotlight in 2016.
Knight has introduced GOP nominee Donald Trump on the campaign trail and has stumped for the candidate. Friday morning, Knight appeared on Fox & Friends and was asked about the hottest topic in the sports world: The National Anthem.
Knight, 75, did not agree with Colin Kaepernick’s decision – which was followed by other players — to protest by kneeling during the National Anthem. Knight called it a “terrible distraction.”
“Were I the coach, the owner in a situation like that, I’d have gotten rid of the guy,” Knight said.
Bobby Knight on Colin Kaepernick controversy: "Were I the coach…I'd have gotten rid of the guy, it's a distraction." pic.twitter.com/0KUL1YKNMk
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) September 23, 2016
Knight won 902 career games as a head coach and captured three National Titles at Indiana.