Drew Brees commented extensively on the protests of the national anthem that dominated the NFL on Sunday in response to President Donald Trump's Friday comments in Alabama that players who protest the anthem should be fired. Ten Saints players sat during the national anthem, and four more stood with those players in support of the protest. Brees said the following on the subject in his post-game press conference after the Saints' 34-13 win over the Carolina Panthers. Opening statement "I disagree with what the President said and how he said it. I think it's very unbecoming of the office of the President of the United States to talk like that, and obviously, he's disappointed a lot of people. As far as the national anthem protest: I've said this before, I'll say it again. … Let me say this first. Do I think that there's inequality in this country? Yes, I do. Do I think that there's racism? Yes, I do. Do I think that there's inequality for women, women in the workplace? "
Brees disagrees with Trump: Comments 'unbecoming to the office'
The Advocate | Sep 24