The recent comment made by NFL player, Drew Brees has stirred controversy and attracted immense criticism. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, racism has become a sensitive issue around this time. Keeping in mind these aspects, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley had a chat with Ernie Johnson on NBA on TNT.

Colin Kaepernick was another NFL player known for kneeling down during the national anthem in 2016 to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination. When Drew was asked if they will do so this time as well, he bluntly replied,  “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag.”

That statement made all the difference. It made many furious, and his fans also turned against him. That one line took a toll on him.