Drew Brees Confronts Donald Trump: ‘It’s Not About The Flag And Never Has Been’

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 28: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the second half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Remember the movie Remember The Titans?

Do you remember the scene that Coach Yoast confronted the crooked referees for all of those false penalties called against the Titans?


This moment is so eerily similar to that, it’s scary, and it’s not just because Yoast and Brees look alike.

Drew Brees has risen to the occasion, and in my opinion, rectified his erroneous comments with this letter to Donald Trump, who criticized Brees for apologizing after the recent backlash.

 

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To @realdonaldtrump Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when? We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions, and then put this into action. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.

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In the post, Brees said the following:

“Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities.
We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform.
We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when?

We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions, and then put this into action. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.”

 

Brees has already made several public apologies, but this one takes the cake. Bravo, Drew, Bravo.