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Trump says Drew Brees should not have backed off ‘NO KNEELING!’ stance

President Trump on Friday reentered the fray over NFL gamers protesting police brutality by kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem — knocking New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees for apologizing and demanding there be “NO KNEELING!” throughout the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I’m an enormous fan of Drew Brees. I believe he’s actually one of many biggest quarterbacks, however he should not have taken again his authentic stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown excessive,” Trump tweeted.

”We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on coronary heart. There are different issues you may protest, however not our Nice American Flag — NO KNEELING!”

Brees stated Wednesday that kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem was “disrespecting the flag” — although he quickly apologized after taking warmth for his remarks from gamers, activists and others for making the assertion after the loss of life of George Floyd.

“I do know there’s not a lot that I might say that will make issues any higher proper now,” Brees stated in an Instagram video.

“However I simply need you to see in my eyes how sorry I’m for the feedback that I made yesterday. I do know they harm many individuals, particularly associates, teammates, former teammates, family members, people who I care and respect deeply,” he continued.

“I want I might have laid out what was on my coronary heart regarding the George Floyd homicide, Ahmaud Arbery, the years and years of social injustice, police brutality and the necessity for a lot reform and alter with reference to laws and so many different issues to deliver equality to our black communities,” Brees stated, referring to a different African-American man who was killed whereas jogging by a former regulation enforcement official in Georgia.

“I’m sorry, and I’ll do higher, and I shall be a part of the answer. And I’m your ally. I do know no phrases will do this justice, that’s going to have to be [earned].”

Trump’s tweets got here because the nation remained mired in a bitter controversy over race and police brutality following Floyd’s loss of life by the hands of Minneapolis cops, a killing that sparked widespread protests.

Trump has been lashing out at NFL gamers and different athletes for kneeling throughout the anthem since then-San Francisco 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick began the development throughout the 2016 preseason.

“Wouldn’t you like to see considered one of these NFL homeowners, when any person disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the sector proper now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump stated in Alabama in 2017.

Kaepernick remained on the bench throughout the third preseason recreation, however started kneeling throughout the fourth after talking with former NFL participant and  ex-Inexperienced Beret Nate Boyer advised him it will present extra respect to members of the navy.

However the quarterback was quickly bounced from the league and has not performed since — although dozens of different NFL gamers have adopted his lead and proceed to kneel throughout the anthem.

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