Malcolm Jenkins is rather proud of himself that he called out Drew Brees for his controversial take on kneeling during national anthems.
“I thought that it was important that our country understand the pain that black people have been dealing with and that black people carry around,” Jenkins said Tuesday on CBS. “I think we are in that amount where we need truth before we can have reconciliation, and that was an opportunity for me to share my truth, not only to Drew Brees but to anybody who’s watching.”
Brees said he didn’t agree with anyone kneeling during the anthem, because he felt it disrespected the flag. Those comments came at a terrible time where people were focused on a cop murdering George Floyd by putting his knee on his neck for eight minutes.
It led to Brees apologizing multiple times.
“Honestly, if at this point in time in 2020 people don’t understand what the protests [are] about then they are blatantly trying to ignore it,” Jenkins said. “So I try not to waste my time talking about the anthem … because it’s a distraction from the actual issues that are plaguing our black and brown communities, the things we need to get fixed.”
Initially, Jenkins posted a video in which he told Brees to “shut the f–k up,” but then he deleted it and posted a new one.
“I look back, and I’m glad that I chose to post that video,” he said.