TMZ asked Ditka how he feels about anthem protests on the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
Ditka conceded players have the right to do what they want to do but thinks 9/11 is different and believes most will stand for Old Glory.
As for the "malcontents," Ditka says just let them be and move on -- they'll be forgotten.
He's come a long way since wanting to kick them out of the country.
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