Drew Brees faces backlash for remark about taking a knee during national anthem

Drew Brees faces backlash for remark about taking a knee during national anthem 1


Drew Brees, the popular New Orleans Saints quarterback, caught heat from the likes of LeBron James and his own teammates, after saying he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag," a reference to players taking a knee in protest during NFL games.
His response came in an interview with Yahoo Finance, when asked his opinion about players kneeling to protest police brutality once the NFL season begins this fall.
Brees said respecting the National Anthem is not just about showing respect to the military, but also to anyone who sacrificed for this country, including those in the civil rights movement.
"And is everything right with our country right now? No, it's not," Brees said in the interview. "We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better, and that we are all part of the solution."

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72 Comments on "Drew Brees faces backlash for remark about taking a knee during national anthem"

  1. Frankie Brown | June 4, 2020 at 11:26 AM | Reply

    These comments show exactly how divided the country really is.

    • James Jackal | June 4, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      @Ra H A DAMN FLAG? You know how many people have fought for that DAMN flag? White, Black, Indian, Asian, Mexican and so on & on & on……

    • Jeremyah Brown | June 4, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Ra H is bigger than that…. Amerikkka vs America. Drew bress a Whyte nationalist

    • The truth is that the very same people who level the term “white privilege” are often the same people promoting the destruction of black babies. Planned Parenthood in the United States was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and clear racist. Her “Negro Project” worked to bring birth control and eventually abortion, particularly to black communities.

    • Marlon Christian | June 4, 2020 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      Let’s blame china lol

    • @Jeremyah Brown I think you mean white nationalist? He is Caucasian, but what is a nationalist?

  2. You know who never should’ve took a knee? Derek Chauvin.

  3. I wonder why drew hasn’t shared all the military experiences he’s had; since, y’know, he walks side-by-side with his grandfathers.

  4. Some gotta learn the hard way…its kinda sad, that some of them grew up 2 b conditioned 2 really believe those things. He’s rich though, so I’ll reserve my energy 4 more pressing issues.

  5. Ruthie Green | June 4, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

    He’s FOS it nothing to do about the military. I retire out the US Army , and I know a lot of others veterans agree with me. Some people just talking out the side of there neck

  6. There is only one race: the human race. God bless each and everyone of you. Vote!

    • Yourlife Endsnow | June 4, 2020 at 7:43 PM | Reply


    • Terrell Spivey | June 4, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply


    • Yourlife Endsnow | June 4, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      @Lucky Luciano
      No thats not true, lucifers designed minions of evil are everywhere

    • Yourlife Endsnow | June 4, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      @Jennifer Hackett
      Why would you say what the serpent people say?

    • How easy for you to say since your race doesn’t affect you. White people created the idea of race in order to create stratification levels in society. But now YOU want to say there’s only one race when you’re confronted with the outcome of those stratification levels.

  7. dontchastop | June 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

    This is when you put symbols ahead of the principles the symbols stand for.

    • @Liberal cities are falling down Strange, because he obviously can’t comprehend when others do just that. Probably because he, like you, is just plain dumb.

    • @Liberal cities are falling down He has no spine.

    • Liberal cities are falling down | June 4, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @ray ray Brees had enough spine to say what he believed regardless regardless of the backlash and that’s more backbone than any White Democrat in America…

    • Liberal cities are falling down | June 4, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      @Jon Z What a stupid response… You people are complete idiots…

    • rock Onmyboi | June 4, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      Nailed it

  8. Acting like he’s the only one with a grandpa that has opinions and fought in the war.

  9. Have your “feelings” – Respect all human life!

    • Ownerthekpwner | June 4, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      @Daniel Glover of course cop lives don’t matter to leftists lol. Who would want to be a cop in 2020? No one and why would you? One idiot does something and the entire group is indicted for it.

    • Joanie Adams | June 4, 2020 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      tell the black youth of inner cities to do just that

    • Thomas De Quincey | June 4, 2020 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @Henry Longshanks I bet there isn’t a conversation on earth you couldn’t turn to abortion.
      “I threw those used staples in the bin,”
      “Just like the Dems do with million of unborn babies.”

    • Daniel Glover | June 4, 2020 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @Mark of Excellence why not start there? Why ignore 4 for dead black cops? Nobody can say Black Lives Matter if they ignore the 4 dead black cops. If you say anything but their life mattered and they didn’t deserve to die this way Saying Black Lives Matter is a joke!

    • Thomas De Quincey Ha! Love that. Thank you! It’s not like it’s their future kid or life, why the heck do they care?! I’ll keep my reproductive rights and they can take their religious bias elsewhere.

  10. Kurt Springer | June 4, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

    It’s past time to drop this disrespecting the flag facade

    • Thomas Johnson | June 4, 2020 at 9:40 PM | Reply

      jake canebrake There is much more to being patriotic than loyalty to a one hit wonder and embracing slavery. I don’t believe Drew is racist. I have no reason to. That song and the writer of that song however is racist. That really isn’t the point anyhow. One of the things that makes America great is that things that you consider cringe worthy are protected by our first amendment. Otherwise there would be no point in having the first amendment. He has a right to his opinion and others have a right to disagree. Stop being so hormonal.

    • It’s about time to drop this social justice facade. I’m so glad people are awaking to the fact that 2x as many whites are killed by cops each year. So glad we are seeing the truth.

    • Mik'el Ban Rab'ah | June 4, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @Matt Crump Well instead of using that statistic to try to diminish the efforts of black people, then whites should protest police brutality as well, if it bothers you so much. If it doesn’t bother you, then you deserve the abuse.

    • Mik’el Ban Rab’ah Owned! That was a solid blow 💥🥊👏🏼👏🏼

    • Thomas Johnson | June 4, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      Mik’el Ban Rab’ah it’s mathematically incorrect anyhow.

  11. 🤔I’m Lost why would Drew bring up anything about kneeling during the national anthem.This isn’t 2017 football season🤔More Gas on the fire🔥😔

    • Jeremyah Brown | June 4, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      Whyte nationalist

    • Jeremyah Brown | June 4, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @Dwain McWilliams i don’t want to miss it neither😈☻

    • Dwain McWilliams | June 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      @Jeremyah Brown My only other hope is that whoever takes him out, kneel down next to him and ask him, before he is carted off, Do you inderstand now.

    • Time Traveler | June 4, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      I can understand people feelings on Drew, but we should let people speak their minds, unless they totally violate know who that is and keep it moving. Let me tell a secret here, if we knew what most people said or how they felt maybe we can get unity. I’m telling you most stuff we by are from people who have these same views or worse.

    • DualityofManLimited | June 4, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Dwain McWilliams It became the Negro Football League years ago. Ratings are way down and will continue to freefall as this controversy resumes.

  12. FiredFromScanning FiredFromScanning | June 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Reply

    And how many US flags were destroyed by kneeling?

    • Liberal cities are falling down | June 4, 2020 at 9:03 PM | Reply

      @Charles AndersonWere you drafted or did you volunteer?

    • Liberal cities are falling down | June 4, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      @Magnus Krakue Implying that America is a “racist” country is the reason every major Liberal city is self destructing… They aren’t just destroying flags. They are destroying American cities…

    • Jeremyah Brown | June 4, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      @Liberal cities are falling down and whyte 😒

    • Liberal cities are falling down | June 4, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Jeremyah Brown I agree!!! Every Liberal I’ve ever seen burning a flag is a White. I guess I’m “racist” against White Liberals…

    • Liberal cities are falling down and your name is funny since liberal cities pay for your backwoods hick states. You’re a leech and live off of welfare thanks to liberal cities.

  13. Andrew Logan | June 4, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

    Sorry about that sack Drew, I slipped onto my knee….

  14. I got rabies rabies rabies | June 4, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    Can’t hide racism just look at my face 👀

  15. Hoodlum Geek | June 4, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

    I want to watch this game he’s going to get cracked pretty hard

  16. PutBoots ToAsses | June 4, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

    Drew just needs a white woman to tell him to”shut up and throw.”

  17. The lineman shouldn’t block for him anymore, let him go home on a stretcher or a body bag.

  18. Cant_Touch_This | June 4, 2020 at 10:12 PM | Reply

    Why don’t you have Colin Kaepernick, Don Lemon? Stop continuing the blackout against Colin Kaepernick!

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