Bud Dupree Responds to Donald Trump Saying NFL Players Shouldn't Kneel During the National Anthem

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Bud Dupree responded to President Donald Trump's tweet about players kneeling during the National Anthem.
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Bud Dupree responded to President Donald Trump's tweet about players kneeling during the National Anthem.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees caused a stir among teammates, fans and athletes across all sports when he stated he doesn't support players kneeling during the National Anthem.

The 13-time Pro Bowler has since released multiple apologies via social media, one of which caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who responded by endorsing Brees' original viewpoint of condemning the prospect of players disrespecting the American flag.

These tweets obviously weren't going to sit will with NFL players -- especially now when protesting police brutality and racial oppression is front and center throughout the country -- and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree clapped back at Trump with the perfect response.

It's never a great idea to egg Trump on, but Dupree wanted to make sure his voice is being heard. You can bet Trump is going to continue to voice his concerns with protests during the National Anthem this season and beyond.

Some of the sport's biggest stars, including Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, already have plans to kneel before games.

Try as you might to crush the spirits of NFL players, Mr. Trump, but Dupree's response confirms that the league isn't going to back down.