In a social media posting that has since been deleted, Valko advocated for the “killing” of NFL players who knelt during the anthem, as more than 200 did last weekend. “Kill the idiot players,” Valko wrote. “Execute them. They are nothing but garbage. The league is screwed up if they think it is their right. It is their duty to respect our country and our flag. They should go kneel in front of a freight train. Shame on these stupid misfits of society. They need to die.”
Valko denies that he is a racist however.
“Many are suggesting the comments were directed at people of color,” he said. “Be assured that is absolutely and positively not true. I accept responsibility for these comments.” “I am going to work hard in therapy, with a counselor to make sure that this never happens again,” Valko said. “There is nothing else I can do at this point other than to say I’m sorry. I am very, very sorry.”