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Drew Brees set off a firestorm with his recent opinion on NFL players kneeling before the national anthem. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Drew Brees Deserves the Anger Directed at Him and His Opinion of NFL Players Who Kneel Before the National Anthem

The New Orleans Saints quarterback touched a nerve with his opinions

The United States remains a tinder box of anger, tension and sadness extending from widespread protests of racism and police violence that sprang from the recent murder of George Floyd and centuries of inequality. Somehow, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees made an ill-timed decision to weigh in with a widely-panned disapproving opinion of NFL players kneeling before the national anthem in silent and peaceful protest — largely putting himself on well-deserved blast within the sporting world.

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