LeBron James disapproved the comments Drew Brees made regarding those who take a knee during the performance of the national anthem. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said he’d never support those who kneel during The Star-Spangled Banner.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” the Saints quarterback said.
Brees said this in reference to the protest Colin Kaepernick started in 2016. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was kneeling at the beginning of every game he played in to protest against police brutality and justice inequality. Many other NFL players supported his protests and they all kneeled during the national anthem.
“WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point,” LeBron tweeted in a response to Brees’ comments. “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 the flag and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those 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 disapproves the comments Drew Brees made
It’s interesting to note that just a day before the interview was released, Brees posted a black photo on his account to support “Blackout Tuesday.” This was his way of showing solidarity with the BLM movement. But, these comments made people ask questions. Brees shocked everyone with his stance on protests, and he will have to come out publicly and explain himself.
The death of George Floyd caused chaos in the US. People are protesting in the streets, and some of these protests have turned violent. Floyd’s family asked rioters to stop destroying properties. His brother said that violence would never bring Floyd back. He was a peaceful man and he wouldn’t want to see all those people breaking things.
The situation can easily slip out of control. These people want someone to listen to their words. They have so much to say.