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'Seth Meyers' Writer Calls Mike Ditka 'Da Worst' After His Absurd Oppression Comment

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 11, 2017 2:09PM

Many were rightly baffled when Mike Ditka, Chicago's iconic former Bears coach, weighed in on the debate over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice Monday. He said: "There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of."

Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin took a few minutes last night to school viewers, Seth, and Ditka (if he's listening—and we hope he is) on how not to comment on the history of racial oppression in America—because it's 2017, but apparently we still need the reminder.

"70 percent of NFL players are black. How can you work with so many black people and not know them?" Ruffin asks in the clip, above.

"If you think things are going great for black people, you're on daaa wrong side of history," Ruffin added, mimicking Ditka's well known use of the sound "da" in place of "the." His comments, she said, "official make him, daaa worst." She also took a swipe at Ditka's chain of steakhouses.