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After President Donald Trump said that Drew Brees shouldn’t have apologized for his national anthem comments earlier this week, Brees has posted a response on Instagram:
This has been a truly wild journey in the week of Brees. Here’s a timeline:
Wednesday: Brees says, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Teammates, including Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, and Malcolm Jenkins, publicly disavow him for it. Brief F Drew Brees chants break out in New Orleans at night, which you couldn’t have gotten 1,000,000-1 odds if you had wanted to bet that on that morning when you woke up.
Thursday: Brees apologizes. His teammates were in public support of him at that point, but he was still raked over the coals on TV and Twitter.
Friday: Trump tweets: “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…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!” Brees responds.
Now everyone who repudiated Brees will laud him, and everyone who lauded him will repudiate him. This has truly been a wild rollercoaster.