Ravens Players Stand for ‘Black National Anthem,’ Kneel During ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

Ravens Players Stand for ‘Black National Anthem,’ Kneel During ‘Star-Spangled Banner’


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees vowed earlier this year that he would always stand for his country’s flag and national anthem.

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees said in June.

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

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You got the feeling the Super Bowl MVP and 13-time Pro Bowler was willing to fight for his principles — but Brees rolled over quickly when called out by teammates and others who claimed his patriotic stance was racially insensitive and “ignorant.”

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In a revised perspective 48 hours later, the quarterback authored

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