LeBron James was shocked by Drew Brees saying he couldn’t support Colin Kaepernick or any other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. After a massive backlash, the QB apologized for ‘missing the mark.’
“WOW MAN!! [facepalm emoji],” tweeted LeBron James, 35, on June 3 while sharing a clip of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’s interview with Yahoo! Finance. In the interview, Drew, 41, was asked if the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and other black men and women killed by the police would trigger another round of Colin Kaepernick-inspired national anthem protests. Drew said he could never “agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” a statement that left LeBron James’s jaw on the floor. “Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee??” tweeted the NBA Champ.
“[The kneeling] Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of ?? and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free,” added LeBron. “My father-in-law was one of those men who fought as well for this country. I asked him a question about it and thank him all the time for his commitment. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you.”