NFL QB Drew Brees Doesn’t Get It, and Then Apologized
Written by Tariq on June 4, 2020
Drew Brees doesn’t get it. Even after joined in on Blackout Tuesday supporting protests against police brutality. The NFL New Orleans Saints’ star quarterback made comments that criticized Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Saying “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America,” His reason. Thinking of the sacrifices many Americans (including his two grandfathers), made for the country. Brees who can read a defense, but didn’t read the situation.
With players spoking out against his comments. Brees only has one option. To speak with teammates in his and other NFL locker rooms, and to the people of New Orleans. This only proves that people you think understand. Don’t completely understand. The only thing to determine, is whether they’re willing to come back to the table to understand. That’s on Brees, and if players or fans want to hear it. Brees apologized Thursday on Instagram
“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”