Drew Brees apologized for saying that he viewed NFL anthem protests as disrespectful to the flag less than 24 hours after saying it, the first time. Twelve hours later, he would apologize again.
Brees took to Instagram again to make his apology, but this time he made a video as opposed to writing. The Saints signal-caller said that he wanted to make the video so people could “see in my eyes how I sorry I am.”
“I know that it hurt many people,” the future Hall of Famer said.. “That was never my intention. I wish I would have laid out what was on my heart in regards to the George Floyd murder, Ahmaud Arbery, the years and years of social injustice, police brutality and the need for so much reform and change in regard to legislation and so many other things to bring equality to our black communities.
“I’m sorry. I will do better and I will be a part of the solution. I am your ally. I know no words will do that justice, that’s going to have to be…” then the video abruptly ends.