Brees' anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others
Last updated 6/4/2020 at 1:39pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees was sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, on Wednesday after the Saints quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem.
In an interview with Yahoo, Brees was asked to revisit former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's 2016 protest of police brutality against minorities, in which Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before games.
"I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States," Brees began, adding that the national anthem reminds him of his grandf...