BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- John Elway tosses footballs to the crowd during the Chairman's United Service Organizations Holiday Tour here Dec. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Marc Barnes)

The protests in the NFL kept going on Sunday. They seem like they’re going to continue unless someone stops them. What about John Elway? Will he stop them?

Now, former Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL legend John Elway is speaking up about what happened.

Elway is a legend and he recently won a Super Bowl with the work he has done to turn around the Denver Broncos. He made it clear to the Independent Journal Review that if he were still playing, you wouldn’t see him being disrespectful and taking the knee.

“I’m one that believes in standing for the National Anthem, and I’ve always believed that. I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. We are very fortunate to live here, but it’s obviously not perfect. There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things. I’m one that really believes in standing for the flag,” Elway said in a statement posted on the team’s Twitter account.

If he wants true accountability, he can make sure that his players stand and respect the nation that made them rich instead of protesting a lie and disrespecting the national anthem, flag, and the military.

“I understand the players and the way they felt from the comments that were made earlier in the week. They felt they had to go down and kneel and that’s up to them. Hopefully, as we go forward we can start concentrating on football a little bit more.

Take the politics out of football. But I think that last week was a good show of unity by the NFL and hopefully this week we can move forward.”

This Sunday, the Denver Broncos will take on the Oakland Raiders. Hopefully Elway has addressed his players and put them in their place.

Time will tell if the team now decides to heed the boss’s advice

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