Drew Brees appeared on Yahoo Finance this morning and made some controversial comments about kneeling for the national anthem and respecting the American flag.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
Many athletes across the sports world condemned Brees’ statement.
WOW MAN!! 🤦🏾♂️. Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of 🇺🇸 and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those https://t.co/pvUWPmh4s8
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020
Here's a portion of the video Malcolm Jenkins posted on Instagram, which has now been deleted.
Jenkins wrote in the caption that this video was taken before he spoke to Drew. He added: “Drew’s words were extremely painful to hear and I hope he rectifies them with real action.” pic.twitter.com/h7oTobqUSG
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 3, 2020
Damn drew hurt me with that one🤦🏾♂️!!
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) June 3, 2020
— Jamal Adams (@Prez) June 3, 2020
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) June 3, 2020
If you don’t speak up about racism, then you’re apart of the problem. This man said the flag … trash
— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) June 3, 2020
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) June 3, 2020