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Sport LeBron James leads athlete pushback on Drew Brees' protest take: 'What’s wrong is wrong!'

00:45  04 june  2020
00:45  04 june  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Fellow athletes are coming back hard at the New Orleans Saints quarterback with LeBron James leading the way.

Brees told Yahoo Finance that he doesn’t want to see players kneeling during the national anthem when football resumes.

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“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees said in an interview with Daniel Roberts. “Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States.”

Brees then went on to talk about his grandfathers fighting in wars.

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James and and others are wondering why Brees didn’t get the memo.

Meanwhile, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman led a vocal contingent of current and former NFL players.

Brees’ Saints teammates didn’t hold back either. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara were among Brees’ critics on Twitter.

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