Drew Brees Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Comments About Kneeling During National Anthem After Sharp Criticism from Teammates and Other Athletes

Drew Brees Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Comments About Kneeling During National Anthem After Sharp Criticism from Teammates and Other Athletes

Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, drawing sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and others in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

WATCH: TBN to Air Special on Race Relations in the Church With Kirk Franklin, Pastor Tony Evans, Pastor Robert Morris, and Matt Crouch Four Months After Dove Awards Controversy

WATCH: TBN to Air Special on Race Relations in the Church With Kirk Franklin, Pastor Tony Evans, Pastor Robert Morris, and Matt Crouch Four Months After Dove Awards Controversy

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, in a discussion to be broadcast this week on Trinity Broadcasting Network, called on white Christian leaders to move beyond “kumbaya moments” and to speak from the pulpit when black people are the subjects of “social injustice happening in the streets.”