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How This Protest Movement Is Changing The Debate Over Kneeling In The NFL

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is apologizing for saying players who kneel in protest when the NFL season starts would be “disrespecting the flag.”

Brees was asked during an interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday how the league should react if more players kneel in protest during the national anthem, as Colin Kaepernick did in 2016.

Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami). He hosts the daily podcast The Gist.

 

 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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