The Pro Kaepernick media went into meltdown mode on Wednesday after New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees refused to change his stance on athletes kneeling to protest the national anthem of the United States.
In 2016, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to protest the American national anthem which leads to numerous players protesting the anthem for years. The issue led to a great divide in the sports world as Kaepernick became a civil right icon for the left and became the center of division in sports for the right.
Brees spoke to Yahoo Finance on Wednesday and talked about how his views of the anthem protest differ from those of his teammates.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corp. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about, and is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. 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.”
After Brees made his comments…the social justice warriors of the sports world lost their s***.
Progressive athletes and media personalities attacked Brees for calling the anthem protests anti-American…which is it.
Prominent Social Justice Warrior, Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James was the loudest but not the only voice.
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
After Lebron commented…the salt mine began…
He don’t know no better.
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) June 3, 2020
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) June 3, 2020
This is a disgrace! To speak about your grandfathers as if there weren’t black men fighting next to them.Those men later returned to a country that hated them. Don’t avoid the issue and try to make it about a flag or the military. Fight like your grandfathers for whats right! https://t.co/qag3Igic3V
— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) June 3, 2020
Always knew who he was! Every time y’all came at me and said I couldn’t come home because I didn’t think he was Jesus. Oh well! Keep cheering
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) June 3, 2020
Listen to some of them, they will never change. Yet most black folk I know have submitted to their standard of living or way I should say only to have our perspective or due limited by the same old fashion standards or Ideals. It’s us waking up everyday getting slapped over&Over
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) June 3, 2020
If you're still talking about players "disrespecting the flag" by kneeling during the national anthem clearly you're not ready for these conversations. Call a time out and come back later.
— Pep (@juliuspeppers_) June 3, 2020
“You’re somebody who I had a great deal of respect for, but sometimes, you should shut the f–k up.”
Malcolm Jenkins posts since-deleted video after Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during the anthem pic.twitter.com/E2aWIlKWrI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 3, 2020
Drew Brees is why people shouldn’t assume that just because someone white is around black people that they understand black issues.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 3, 2020
I can't believe people like #DrewBrees bought Trump's stupid false narrative about taking a knee disrespecting the anthem, flag, and military—even when those players TOLD you why they were kneeling.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 3, 2020
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) June 3, 2020
For years the media has desperately played a 3-4 defense trying to convince you that the people who have protested the National Anthem have not done it out of disdain for the country or the flag, yet they will be the first ones to tell you that this country has oppressed black people for centuries giving you no indication that they ever had any love or respect for America.
Due to the backlash from the media, Drew Bress is expected to officially apologize for his opinion in the next 24 hours. Apparently, national discourse means shut up and think like we think.