Drew Brees Still Doesn't Understand What's Being Protested (And His Fellow NFLers Let Him Know)

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Drew Brees Still Doesn’t Understand What’s Being Protested (And His Fellow NFLers Let Him Know)

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Earlier today, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made some very poor comments while speaking with Yahoo Finance that have … not been met kindly around football (or the world in general). During an exchange about Colin Kaepernick (and others) taking a knee in protest of unwarranted police brutality against unarmed black citizens, Brees said that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United State of America or our country.” Which, yeah, that’s not the point. We’ve gone over this enough.

And indeed, Brees’ teammates and contemporaries took it upon themselves to explain what Brees is obviously missing.

Here are some of the messages:

A snippet from the first video Jenkins made (and has since deleted)  is embedded below:

Teammate Malcolm Jenkins wasn’t the only one to speak up since Brees’ comments with Yahoo Finance.

In the end, it’s clear that the message behind peaceful protests by way of kneeling was all about systemic racism and police brutality and not about the military, the American flag, or the national anthem. Period.

Earlier today, Akiem Hicks talked about (among other things) being afraid to lose his job had he decided to kneel as a show of protest. But after seeing players speak up after Brees’ comments today, I feel as if the message is coming across more clearly and in bigger numbers.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.