Earlier this offseason, Brees said he will “never agree with with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” He found very little people that were on his side after those comments, except for President Donald Trump.
The Saints quarterback apologized, which drew a public response from President Donald Trump two weeks ago.
On Thursday night, he suggested that Brees will regret his decision to apologize.
“I was shocked,” Trump said. “[H]e hurt himself very badly and I was going to put out that I think he’ll regret that in future years…I don’t believe he believes his second statement.”
Brees received so much backlash from his teammates, other NFL players, and other athletes from different sports that he had to send out multiple apologies in the aftermath of his original comments.
The Saints quarterback received criticism from Trump earlier this offseason and had the following response.
“We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week,” Brees said in an apology not long after. “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.”
It appears that everyone has since moved on, but it remains to be seen during the 2020 season.
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