White NFL Quarterback, in The Midst of Civil Unrest, BASHES Anthem Kneelers!

One has to wonder if some of our professional football players have maybe had their helmets on a little too tight throughout their careers.

Or perhaps they’ve taken one too many bonks on the noggin.  In either case, one of the NFL’s most prolific quarterbacks – who just happens to be a white man playing on a team in the deep south – has now chosen some peculiar timing to bring up a very sore subject.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS quarterback Drew Brees will not be happy if NFL players take a knee in protest during the 2020 season. Brees told Yahoo Finance he viewed the gesture as disrespectful to the flag, which is something he “will never agree with.”

Oof.  Here’s his whole statement:

“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 in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. 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.”

One can only imagine that the backlash against Brees will be swift and conclusive as to where he’ll spend the rest of his career…if there’s any of it left.