As previously reported, in a recent interview when asked about NFL players kneeling before football games (a la Colin Kaepernick and in light of the protests across the globe), the New Orleans Saints QB went on to say he would never tolerate anyone disrespecting the flag. Maybe he didn’t hear the question correctly, maybe his TV has been off—but clearly Brees is one of those people who refuses to accept Kap kneeling was strictly about protesting police brutality, not disrespecting the Stars & Stripes.
Brees has been trending ever since, with potent condemnation from those sick of Black people being killed by police, and praise from the usual MAGA delegation who refuse to accept the intent of the protest no matter how often they’ve been told.
Then stepped in Rodgers with a Hail Mary of wokeness. Since the NFL was also misconstruing Kap’s motives, they warned players against kneeling back in 2017. Rodgers reminded everyone what him and his teammates did instead, and why.
For a caption of a black and white photo of the time Rodgers and his teammates did their own homage to justice, he wrote;
“A 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
Twitter quickly hailed Rodgers for his allyship, and continues to slander Brees. Peep some of the best reactions below.