Former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka drew the ire of many Chicago Bears fans last week when a McDonald's commercial aired on television in which Da Coach sported a sweater of the Green Bay Packers. Many fans called Ditka a sell-out, traitor, and question the 76-year old's mental capacity.
While television commercials aren't exactly reality, and certainly no reason to be personally affected, this has proven to really enrage many Chicago Bears fans, both young and old.
What does Ditka have to say about all of the fuss? "Get a life."
Ditka goes on: "I would say that I've honestly been more loyal to the Bears than they've been to me, so I don't think I have to apologize to anybody if I dress up in a Packers sweater or Detroit Lions sweater or Minnesota Vikings sweater. I will not apologize to anyone for that."
And right on cue, he gets down even deeper on his relationship with the Chicago Bears:
"You know, I came back to [the Bears] be the head coach, only because the man who started the Bears hired me. Only because of that. That's the only reason. He's the only one who would have done it, was George Halas. I think we had a relative, good amount of success in Chicago.
If you're asking me, do I have my allegiance? Yeah, I owe my allegiance to George Halas' Chicago Bears. There's no question about that. That's who I have my allegiance to right now. Nobody else, really. Nobody in the front office up there now. I have no obligation to anybody up there except to Mr. Halas, who hired me, who coached me, who was my mentor. All the credit in the world goes to him. No one else."
You can see the full interview and response here: LINK.
Thoughts on Ditka's response?