During a recent interview with Yahoo Finance. . .Saints’ Drew Brees in regards to people protesting peacefully during the National Anthem. . .made the following comment:
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. . .or our country.”
You may or may not remember. . .back in 2016 the quarterback said that he “wholeheartedly” disagreed with the Colin Kaepernick’s [who was with the 49ers then] kneeling during the national anthem. Brees’ comments today struck cords with people all over including his teammate. . .Malcolm Jenkins who took to his social media to share his very heavy feelings not only towards his teammate but in general during these times! [see video and script below]. LeBron’s commented on the interview as well. See below!
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“You’re somebody who I had a great deal of respect for, but sometimes, you should shut the f--k up.”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 3, 2020
Malcolm Jenkins posts since-deleted video after Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during the anthem pic.twitter.com/E2aWIlKWrI
Malcolm Jenkins’ video was deleted but here is his Instagram caption and a transcription of what he said. He recorded this before he talked to Brees but wrote that he felt compelled to put it up. pic.twitter.com/0EaY9YjHBo— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) June 3, 2020
WOW MAN!! 🤦🏾♂️. Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of 🇺🇸 and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those https://t.co/pvUWPmh4s8— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020
men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitement. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you. 🙏🏾✊🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020