Drew Brees has seen better days.
After earlier sharing a message of unity on social media, the New Orleans quarterback caught major backlash when he reiterated his stance on how he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America” during an interview with Yahoo Finance.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” the 41-year-old quarterback told the outlet.
Those were not the comments people wanted to hear in the week since George Floyd lost his life to cops in Minneapolis.
“I love and respect my teammates and I stand right there with them in regards to fighting for racial equality and justice,” Brees said. “I also stand with my grandfathers who risked their lives for this country and countless other military men and women who do it on a daily basis.”
Devin and Jason McCourty, who run a Twitter account together, took to the popular social media network and responded back to Brees’ irresponsible comments.
“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!”
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