Huge drama has been building up over the last couple of hours.
Drew Brees is receiving some serious backlash from around the NFL after some recent comments he made about kneeling.
While speaking with Yahoo, Brees was asked if he expected to see some more kneeling when the NFL returns because of the recent events.
"I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country."
Those comments have sparked outrage from players including teammate and superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Here's Brees comments followed by Tweets from players.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
We don’t care if you don’t agree and whoever else how about that.— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) June 3, 2020
View this post on InstagramA few years ago we were criticized for locking arms in solidarity before the game. It has NEVER been about an anthem or a flag. Not then. Not now. Listen with an open heart, let’s educate ourselves, and then turn word and thought into action. #wakeupamerica #itstimeforchange #loveoverfear?? #solidarity #libertyandjusticeforall #all
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— Jamal Adams (@Prez) June 3, 2020
Damn drew hurt me with that one???????????!!— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) June 3, 2020
@drewbrees SMH. You represent New Orleans Louisiana. Don’t ever forget that! #Bottomofthemap
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) June 3, 2020
He’s beyond lost. Guarantee you there were black men fighting along side your grandfather but this doesn’t seem to be about that. That uncomfortable conversation you are trying to avoid by injecting military into a conversation about brutality and equality is part of the problem https://t.co/ON81UsOWPw pic.twitter.com/HH3EVTIH8p— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) June 3, 2020
This is a disgrace! To speak about your grandfathers as if there weren’t black men fighting next to them.Those men later returned to a country that hated them. Don’t avoid the issue and try to make it about a flag or the military. Fight like your grandfathers for whats right! https://t.co/qag3Igic3V
— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) June 3, 2020
???????????.... This ain’t it https://t.co/XOew9MW6gu— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) June 3, 2020
If you don’t speak up about racism, then you’re apart of the problem. This man said the flag ... trash— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) June 3, 2020
Drew hurt me with that one ????..— K’Lavon Chaisson (@S4CKGURU) June 3, 2020
If you're still talking about players "disrespecting the flag" by kneeling during the national anthem clearly you're not ready for these conversations. Call a time out and come back later.
— Julius Peppers (@juliuspeppers_) June 3, 2020
.@drewbrees the reason my children have to live in a world that won’t empathize with their pain is because people like you are raising your children to perpetuate the cycle. Drew, you are the problem.— Douglas Baldwin Jr ???? (@DougBaldwinJr) June 3, 2020