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Jim Brown became active in the Civil Rights movement even before his retirement, although the Cleveland Browns legend said he’d never “desecrate” the flag or “The Star-Spangled Banner” as he claims Colin Kaepernick did last season.

In an interview with ThePostGame, Brown said he understands Kaepernick fighting for a cause but doesn’t approve of his approach.

“I want to be in his corner, and I do think, ‘God bless him,’ ” Brown said. “I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”

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