New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Bryce called President Trump in an Instagram post, saying knee-deep NFL players during the national anthem have nothing to do with the American flag itself, but with issues of racial injustice.
“Through my ongoing conversations with friends, colleagues and leaders of the black community, I have come to realize that this is not a matter for the American flag. It never happened, “Bryce” captioned a texted text to Donald Trump. “We can no longer use the flag to turn people away from us or to distract them from the real problems facing our black community.”
The post was in response to Trump Tweet In an interview with Yahoo Finance, he criticized Bryce’s apology earlier this week, saying he “never agrees with anyone who disregards the flag of the United States or our country.” Bryce’s keynote speech received response from NFL stars, including some of his teammates, and he later apologized.
“We should not take back his original position on honoring the great American flag. The old glory of respecting, nurturing and flying, ”Trump tweeted.“ We should stand straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a heart standing with one hand. There are a few more things you can protest but not our great American flag. – No one knows! “
Controversy erupted in 2017 after kneeling during the national anthem at the NFL Games in 2017 when San Francisco 49 quarterback Colin Copernicus began a movement to protest police brutality and black rights abuses. The issue has resurfaced due to ongoing protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, with many protesters kneeling as a sign of conflict at this time.
“We have it back in 2017, and alas I brought it up with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and focus on the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality and judicial and prison reform, “Brie continued in his post.” We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history! If not now, when? “
Bris’s Instagram statement came just hours after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke on Twitter. Video That the NFL mistakenly managed to get players on their knees and expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Bryce’s post echoes Goodell’s sentiments and encourages other non-black people to be held accountable for their own racism.
“As a white community we need to hear and learn from the pain and suffering of our Krishna community. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions and then implement them, “Brie writes.” The black community cannot do it alone. We will all need it. “
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@ Through my ongoing conversations with friends, colleagues and black community leaders to RealDonald Trump, I realized that this is not a problem related to the American flag. It never was. We can no longer use flags to turn people away from us or to distract them from the real problems facing their black community. We have it back in 2017 and sadly I brought it up with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and focus on the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial and prison reform. We are at a critical moment in the history of our country! If not now then when ??? To hear us as a white community we have to learn and learn from the pain and suffering of the Krishna community. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions and then implement them. The black community alone cannot do it. This is what we all need.