Swinney: "I hate to see what is going on with our country"


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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talked to the media for his weekly press conference and answered a question about whether he would discipline his players if they didn't stand for the national anthem.

"We don't really have the national anthem [players not out there during that time]. I wouldn't disciple my player for that. Player has a right to express himself in that regard but I do not think it's good to be a distraction to your team. I don't think it's good to use the team as the platform."

"I totally disagree with that [NFL's Colin Kaepernick's not standing for national anthem]. Not his protest but there is a right way to do things," Swinney said. "I don't think two wrongs make a right. Never have, never will. I think it creates more divisiveness and more division. It's sad to me to see what is going on in this country. I think it creates more division. I think there is a better way. How about calling a press conference. Expressing your opinions. Everybody will show up. Talk about it. Express yourself. Go and be a part of things and protest them. Everybody has that right and I certainly respect that but I just think that this creates more division and that's what I hate to see. I hate to see what is going on with our country. I think this is a good world. I think this is a great country. It's just things get painted with a broad brush around here in this world these days. There is a lot more good than bad in this world."

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