Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
If you’re just logging onto the internet, this quote by Brees has not sat well. And by not sitting well, I mean it was so bad his entire football team/city now hates him and may force him into early retirement:
oop…— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) June 3, 2020
They’re chanting “F**k Drew Brees” at a New Orleans protest 😳pic.twitter.com/EeNDTH7zju— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 4, 2020
“You a sucka for that”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 4, 2020
Ed Reed doesn’t hold back on Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during the anthem pic.twitter.com/C5crcUUcAH
men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitement. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you. 🙏🏾✊🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020
Oh, and how did his star receiver Michael Thomas take the comments:
Drew Brees checking Twitter right now pic.twitter.com/3P9Ti1HPF4— HouseOfTakes (@HouseOfTakes) June 3, 2020
And you know it’s gotten real bad when Drew’s hometown (Austin, Westlake) starts trending on twitter as some type of white supremacist coltish city:
for my texans: "westlake" seems to be trending and that's hilarious.— bomani (@bomani_jones) June 3, 2020
Yikes. Not great.
But I‘d be doing Westlake a disservice to not point out that these two also have come through the hills of Westlake:
Also, don’t get me wrong — I do think Drew is a good guy. For real. But no doubt it was an absolutely bonehead decision to take this stance and not appreciate the current movement at hand.
Really, Drew’s only move now is to write a long ass iPhone note message, post it on twitter, donate millions of dollars and cross his fingers that he’s still has a job come September:
Over/under Brees donates $1.5 million? I’m taking the Over — I think he drops $2+ milly.
🧐🧐🧐🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/wowxbub1zB— HouseOfTakes (@HouseOfTakes) June 4, 2020