Drew Brees, a newly formed poster boy for white privilege, really was on one on Wednesday when he was asked about the repeated killings of Black people due to state-sanctioned violence, as well as the protests as police violence continues to swell.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” the New Orleans Saints quarterback said.
“Every time I stand with my hand over my heart, looking at that flag, and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about, and in many cases, it brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed,” Brees said.
“So when you say, people disrespecting the flag, I just need you to understand your family fighting for the rights in the country and my family fighting for the same rights in this country did not equal the same treatment.
So the question also remains—with so many of the NFL owners and players blatantly ignoring the plight of Black people, are we really still watching the games next season?