Shaun Gayle believes Drew Brees’ comments regarding kneeling for the national anthem underline the lack of understanding white Americans have for the lives of black Americans. Brees has been subject to widespread criticism after saying he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America” after being questioned over the prospect of players kneeling in protest following the death of George Floyd.NFL players speak out after George Floyd death’We owe Kaepernick’ – Seahawks coach Peter CarrollMalcolm Jenkins, who signed with the New Orleans Saints in free agency this offseason, issued a heartfelt and strongly-worded response to his team-mate, which partly states: “Drew, unfortunately you’re somebody who doesn’t understand their privilege. You don’t understand the potential you have to actually be an advocate for the people that you call brothers.” Brees has since posted a statement apologising for his remarks, admitting his comments were “insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country.””What happened between Drew Brees and Malcolm Jenkins is part of the issue,” Gayle told Sky Sports News’ Richard Graves. “There’s a portion of white America that does not see what is happening to black Americans.”Your team leader in… Read full this story
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