Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests were clearly never about the flag or national anthem as he stated when asked about in 2016 and many times afterwards. Yet, it did not stop Drew Brees from making that a talking point as to why he does not agree with players kneeling.
He called it disrespectful to members of the military like his World War II veteran grandfathers, to not stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Brees issued an apology for his insensitive comments after being blasted by teammates, other stars in different sports, and even media personalities.
Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk, is actually the man who advised Colin Kaepernick to stop sitting and rather take a knee back in 2016.
He recently spoke out about Drew Brees and his comments.
“The only disrespectful knee I’ve ever seen was the one in George Floyd’s neck,” Boyer told Barstool Radio.
Boyer expanded on his comments to 97.3 The Fan in San Diego:
“But the fact of the matter is that we’ve gotta – for these guys that are working really hard in the league, a lot of these players – make sure that the narrative is understood that the protests are about racial inequality, social injustice and policy brutality and that kneeling during the anthem was a mechanism to raise that attention and to get those voices heard,” the former Green Baret said. “But it’s not about disrespecting the flag or disrespecting the military, and I think Drew knows that.”
Brees got blasted so bad that he actually released a written and video apology to show how sincere he is.