Saban on protests: "I think they have a right to do that"

On his radio call-in show Thursday night, Nick Saban was asked by a retired military veteran for the head coach’s take on the anthem protests.   His response may surprise you.  

Full transcript of the the phone call on #Alabama coach Nick Saban’s radio show this evening.

— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) September 29, 2017

That response was very much in line with what Saban had said earlier.  

“To me, some of the things that we do in our country when I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now,” Saban was quoted by as saying Monday. “But I also respect everyone’s rights not to censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs. I’m just a coach. I don’t have the answers to all the questions.”