Drew Brees has spent the last 72 hours doing damage control after he made insensitive comments about NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the interview with Yahoo Finance, the New Orleans Saints quarterback failed to acknowledge that the movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick was carried out to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
Brees has since released two apologies via social media and President Donald Trump actually responded to one of them by asserting he "should not have taken back his original stance."
In his latest move, Brees penned a passionate message to Trump on Instagram in which he noted that "this is not an issue about the American flag" and "never has been."
In this post to Trump, Brees admits he wasn't properly educated on the message that kneeling during the anthem was sending.
Following his social media post, Brees' teammates have come out in support of him for making his thoughts clear to the president. This includes All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas.
Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, who cussed Brees out in his own rant, posted an Instagram story to acknowledge that he appreciates Brees for listening.
While many of Brees teammates were furious with him for his original comments, things have most certainly changed over the last two days. For anyone thinking the New Orleans locker room was divided, that doesn't appear to be the case.