Saints QB Brees Says Team Will Kneel, Then Stand For Anthem

NEW YORK (AP) – New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says the team will kneel and then stand for the national anthem before their game against Miami in London.

Brees says in a tweet on Friday, “As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem.”

That’s also how the Dallas Cowboys dealt with their anthem protest on Monday night in a game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Ten Saints players sat on the bench during the anthem last Sunday on a day of unprecedented protests among NFL players and some owners in response to comments by President Donald Trump that players should be fired if anyone “disrespects our flag.”

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