“‘F–k Drew Brees’ chant breaks out in New Orleans”
June 4, 2020 | 9:31am | Updated June 4, 2020 | 9:36am
Video posted by Bryn Stole, an investigative reporter for The Advocate and Times-Picayune, shows protesters chanting, “F–k Drew Brees.” The Saints quarterback has been widely criticized for comments saying he would never support NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Brees apologized for his comments on Thursday morning.
Brees, 41, has held hero status in the Bayou, making the Saints a perennial contender and leading them to a Super Bowl championship in 2010. Brees signed a two-year deal this offseason, but it is widely believed this will be his last season in the NFL before joining NBC Sports as an analyst.
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Former Steelers safety and Louisiana native Ryan Clark was among the first to rip Brees for his comments.
“Always knew who he was! Every time y’all came at me and said I couldn’t come home because I didn’t think he was Jesus. Oh well! Keep cheering,” Clark, now an ESPN analyst, wrote on Twitter.
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