This shouldn’t be a hard concept to grasp, but unfortunately it is for many.
When you kneel during the national anthem, before our great American flag, then you are disrespecting all those who have given their lives so we can enjoy simple pleasures some of us take for granted, like sports.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t understand that sentiment and just made one anti-President Trump comment that will destroy the NFL forever.
He’s considered a hero in New Orleans.
Following the devastation Hurricane Katrina left, the New Orleans Saints signed free agent Drew Brees in 2006, to help mend the city and hopefully bring a championship to an area so desperate to celebrate an achievement.
In 2010, Brees delivered on the unspoken obligation and defeated Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl. The city was finally able to celebrate good fortune, proving the power of resilience.
Brees is not just a hero, he’s a legendary figure in New Orleans.
But all of that changed recently after an interview Brees gave to Yahoo News. When asked about his position on the Colin Kaepernick-instigated rampant anthem-kneeling, Brees was not shy to share his true feels.
The 41-year-old quarterback candidly said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So 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.”
You don’t even have to be social media savvy to know exactly how the liberal pitchfork mob and blue checkmark brigade were going to handle this statement. There was ridicule and shaming.
But his colleagues and teammates around the league were furious with Brees’ position, insinuating he still doesn’t understand why Kaepernick kneeled in the first place.
That public shaming, with players and teammates sharing how they felt about Brees’ comments, the Saints Super Bowl champion did a 180, reversing course on his original position paying tribute to his ancestors who fought for all of us.
Instead, he “allegedly” figured it out and apologized several times, including adding a pandering picture of a black and white hand shaking like the answer to all of our problems is if we just shake hands on it.
But that’s when President Trump wisely got involved.
Our commander in chief, who frequently celebrates American sports achievements, felt it was necessary to call out Brees’ reversal of course.
President Trump wrote, “I am a big fan of Drew Brees. I think he’s truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high…”
In a separate tweet, Trump added, “…We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart. There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag – NO KNEELING!”
That’s as clear cut as you can make it.
This may be the catalyst that finally brings down the NFL. When the NFL returns in September – barring any setbacks due to the Chinese coronavirus and mass riots – there will be rampant anthem-kneeling. You can bet on it.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all but encouraged players to kneel for the upcoming season too.
The NFL is about to become a liberal cesspool sport that disrespects the country. It’s only a matter of time before it goes extinct now.