President Donald Trump on Friday lobbed barbs in protesters who kneel throughout the national anthem, following NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologized for comments he made concerning the custom.
Brees said that he’d”never agree with anyone disrespecting the flag,” speaking about the chance of players kneeling throughout the”Star-Spangled Banner” from the coming NFL season. Brees apologized Thursday, saying his words”lacked consciousness and any kind of empathy or compassion.”
The kneeling present, popularized by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, is now a symbol of the struggle for racial justice in the USA.
Trump tweeted Friday the Brees” shouldn’t have removed his first position.”
“We ought to be standing up tall and straight, ideally using compliments, or hands in your heart,” Trump wrote. “There are different things you may protest, but not our Good American Flag – NO KNEELING!”
The kneeling pose was observed at protests in towns throughout the nation in the aftermath of the passing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody at Minneapolis.
Brees’ initial opinions angered leading athletes, who flocked into the equating of this demonstration using disrespecting the American flag.
“Has nothing related to the disrespect of all United States and our soldiers(people ).”
Kaepernick popularized the movement in 2016, appearing on NFL sidelines first sitting and afterward kneeling, throughout the habitual pre-game airing of their US national anthem.