NFL star Drew Brees pleads for forgiveness when patriotic statement makes him target of leftist fury

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a man who reportedly donated $5 million to help struggling Louisiana communities amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns, is facing widespread denunciations for having dared to defend the American flag from racial grievance-mongering.

Questioned during this week about disgraced former NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests, which are now being re-championed because of George Floyd’s death, Brees bluntly said that he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”

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It’s not a controversial opinion. In fact, it’s shared by a majority of Americans. But because it belies the current mainstream narrative — which is that all black people are oppressed, Floyd’s death was a result of that oppression and Kaepernick’s national anthem protests were designed to highlight that oppression — critics pounced.

Among them were plenty of notable figures.

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Truth be told, the famous critics were the nice ones. Members of the arguably brainwashed public were far more caustic with their criticism.

“@drewbrees is just a precious white boy who has never experienced inequality because of the power imbalance in our society. Also, he’s not smart and doesn’t pay attention to the real issues,” Twitter user “Daylene,” a white woman, wrote.

“Damn @drewbrees I thought you was one with the people guess you pick the right time to show your b—h ass colors f–k you can’t wait till you gone you ain’t go win a superbowl you done son oh yeah f–k you b—h,” Kay Miller, a black man, added.

Meanwhile in New Orleans, a crowd of “protesters” were seen chanting “f–k Drew Brees”:

The backlash was no unnecessarily harsh Brees felt compelled to issue a full-throated apology in which he essentially begged forgiveness for his whiteness.

“In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country,” he wrote.

“They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”

He added that he stands with the black community against alleged “systemic racial injustice,” he condemns “the years of oppression” that blacks haven’t actually faced in decades and acknowledges that he hasn’t “done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community.”

“I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right,” he wrote.

“I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.”

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I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character. This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.

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His attempt at seeking forgiveness from the mob of irrational lunatics failed, predictably enough, as his critics just doubled down with hate and rage.

“Naw you can keep this s–t! You said what you said and you meant that s–t! Don’t try and backtrack now you showed your true colors we as a black unit does not need a fake supporter,” one critic wrote back on Instagram.

“So what your publicist call and said we need to act fast and you should issue an apology act as if you stand with the current movement to avoid any further backlash. Man please take this down! Your true colors are exposed!”

It was ironic given all he’s done for black people, including those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina around 15 years ago.

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Of course, the truth doesn’t matter in this day and age, particularly to the mob …

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