On May 25, Minneapolis a group of 4 police officers were video taped brutally murdering George Floyd, 46, by sitting on his neck. Brees seems to be in support of protesters now, and he is right back in the good graces of Saints fans.
On Sunday, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson said he would be taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
"I said Drew, for one second we didn't want you to be Drew Brees, we wanted you to be one of us".
Brees concludes by acknowledging that it will take a collective effort to overcome this problem: "We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities". We could have won five more championships. The Saints, Brees included, chose to kneel moments before the anthem and then stand as it began.
"My initial thoughts on the comments were: I know Drew". Brees, at least publicly, said he has been reborn on the issue of racial oppression in America. Brittany Brees wrote in a social media post. "Don't let social media divide you".
Brittany said, "I think yes this is what it's all about..."
"Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag". He admitted he missed the mark.
After receiving significant criticism from teammates, opponents, and the general public for his stance, Brees apologized on Instagram to those he may have offended, saying his comments were insensitive. "I know they hurt many people, especially friends, teammates, former teammates, loved ones, people that I care and respect deeply". We want to do better, we want to HEAR you, and we will fight for you because thinking we are not part of the problem is checking the box it means we are not doing enough.
This isn't the first time Brees has found himself on the defensive for the way he chose to express his beliefs. The message has since been edited and Drew took to a video message to apologize. That's why they had such a strong reaction to Brees' comments initially - as did many athletes around the NFL.
He has cultivated a reputation as a pious family man.
Malik Jackson intends to deliver his message to Drew Brees when the Eagles face the Saints this season.
Recently, he donated $5 million to coronavirus relief efforts in Louisiana. No it's not, we still have a long way to go. Brees has made the already massive target he carries on his back as an National Football League quarterback even larger. At some point we all change...
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