Gerald Herbert / AP, FileIn this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees holds his hand to his heart during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans. (Gerald Herbert / AP, File)
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for the American flag but respects and supports any form of peaceful demonstration, including kneeling during the national anthem.
“I’ll always stand for the flag because of what it means to me and to honor all those who have sacrificed, who have served and died for our country, and all those who have struggled to move this country forward,” Brees said Saturday in a conference call with media to discuss the beginning of training camp.
“I acknowledge and respect anyone who chooses to kneel or any other form of peaceful protest to bring