New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees usually kept all of his mistakes to something he did on the field, but this year, he made a huge one with his comments about players disrespecting the flag by kneeling during the national anthem.
A handful of players from the Saints criticized Brees for his remarks, such as Cam Jordan, Malcolm Jenkins, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. It got so out of hand that the team needed to have it addressed before the 2020 season.
According to Saints reporter Nick Underhill, the team received a very emotional apology from Brees who was in tears as he apologized to his teammates.
Brees has since delivered two apologies online:
After receiving comments from President Donald Trump, he fired back at him to state how wrong he was:
“We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week,” Brees told Trump on Instagram. “We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when?”