In Calling Out Drew Brees, LeBron James Continues to Lead by Example

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Update: After Drew Brees faced considerable backlash for his comments regarding players kneeling during the national anthem and “disrespecting the flag,” he issued an apology. In response to that, Donald Trump tweeted that the New Orleans Saints quarterback “should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag.”

Hours later, Brees posted the following letter, addressed directly to Trump, to Instagram. “Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities,” he wrote.

“We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when?”

He continued, “We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions, and then put this into action. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.”

Read his post below.

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