Trump, NFL QB Brees Twitter battle over kneeling
Policeman set on fire as protests turn violent
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President Trump and NFL quarterback Drew Brees got into a twitter battle over the peaceful protest of athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
Trump sent out this tweet Friday condemning former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.
He tweeted in part “There are other things you can protest but not our great American flag. No kneeling!”
Kaepernick said in the past his actions were not about the flag but in protest to police brutality.
Trump’s stance also goes against the new statement released by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell posted a video on Friday saying the NFL was wrong not to listen to players earlier concerns about racism.
NFL QB Drew Brees also responded to Trump’s tweet by saying kneeling never had anything to do with the flag but everything to do with systemic racial injustice and economic oppression.
Brees’ tweet ended by saying “We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.”
Posted – 6.6.20