After Drew Brees' questionable comments about his feelings on National Anthem protests, athletes across the country, including his teammates, showed their dismay for the remarks. These feelings also carried into his fan base, as his supporters criticized him over his poor choice of words, going as far in some cases as to burn his jersey Wednesday evening.
Yes, a video surfaced on Twitter showing a fan burning a Brees jersey. This wasn't the only video where people conveyed their negative feeling towards the Super Bowl MVP, as this wasn't the only video where fans destroyed his jersey.
After Brees' apology Thursday morning, the 13-time Pro Bowler asked for forgiveness over his comments that he said were "insensitive" and "completely missed the mark." Fellow Saints leader and All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis said, "For him to admit that he was wrong.. I think that is leadership at its finest."
Hopefully, after Brees' apology and vow to fight against racial injustice alongside his teammates, the Saints players and their fans can mend their relationship with the face of the franchise as the team looks to be a 2020 Super Bowl contender.
The career passing yardage leader may still have a long way to go to recover from this situation, but he took a step in the right direction, which could lead fans to extinguish the fire on Brees.