March 9, 2021

Fox Sports commentator says Drew Brees should retire after criticizing protests

NFL star Drew Brees sparked national backlash for standing up for the American flag on Wednesday, causing Fox Sports 1 broadcaster Shannon Sharpe to announce that he believes it’s time for Brees to retire. 

Brees shocked the nation on Wednesday by pushing back against the rampant anti-American sentiment dominating the news cycle, saying that he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”

He criticized fellow NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s widely lauded decision to take a knee during the national anthem at football games in 2016, saying that “is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity.”

Liberal commentators exploded in rage over Brees’ incendiary comments, forcing him to walk back the statement only hours later.

That wasn’t good enough though. Sharpe remarked on Thursday that “He issued an apology … but it’s meaningless because the guys know he spoke his heart the very first time around,” Sharpe said on Wednesday.

“I don’t know what Drew’s going to do, but he probably should just go ahead and retire now. He will never be the same.”

The New Orleans Saints quarterback bent the knee to the outraged media, issuing a mea culpa saying: “I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt,” continuing that his original comments were “not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”

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41 Responses

  1. If any thing, Sharpe should retire for disparaging another persons personal feeling!!! People are allowed to answer a question based on his own feelings and not feelings of others…. Sure, Sharpe can too but not disparagingly…. Sharpe can disagree…. Sharpe knew he was wrong and his reason for apologizing…. Christian people do not act like Sharpe….

    1. I agree…freedom of speech, but he didnt disrespect America & the Flag.

    1. I agree with uu totally !!! that the American flag showes we have freedom and liberty !!! and as a Veteran who protected for our rights liberty and justice for all !!! but if you ask Mr. Sharpe a history question like what happened in 1776 or on Dec. 7 , 1941 I would bet he couldn’t answer them !!! his opinion would be they mean nothing to me !!! and its sad that people don’t give a damn about our country unless it meets there agenda !!!!!

  2. Stand for National Atheneum
    Don’t kneel at the flag. A lot of people have died for the flag it does that not mean anything anymore??)) I’m sick of the way people are turning this country upside down with their false facts!! Go live in another country if you don’t like it or disagree with the ideas this country represents. Let’s see other countries accept you!

  3. If it wasn’t for the men and women fighting for the flag you asses wouldn’t be able to play a game and get paided for it. One day if this country is taken over by others you won’t have your freedom to bitch

  4. Why does anyone feel that Drew Brees should give up the sport he loves because he answered a question with his true feelings and opinion. In this country, aren’t all of us entitled to our opinions and even to state them in public without being hated for it? Shannon Sharpe’s opinion is as hateful to all the fans of Drew Brees and others as Sharpe’s claim that Drew’s opinions was to many others. Drew Brees has family heritage and personal reasons for his opinion and it should be honored as such. Brees has no reason to apologize to anyone for how he feels about this country and our flag.

  5. I believe what Drew Breeze said first!!! He never should have backed down… there are millions of believers who agree with his first statement! We true Americans love our flag and our free country, not violence and looting and carrying on like criminals! Never let the socialists/globalists take away our Constitution nor our great free America!

  6. With you 100% Drew!! I may become a Saints fan!! Who in the hell does Shannon Sharpe think he is and who cares what he says.

  7. I don’t know Drew Brees, and I don’t know Shannon Sharpe. I don’t watch FOX Sport, and I am not a big Football fan, so I couldn’t care less about anything related to that issue, but I am a veteran, and I am a Patriot. I spend 25 years of my life defending this flag, and this country for which it stands for, and I have witnessed several of my compatriots bleeding and some given their life. So I say to you Shannon Sharpe, it is bastards like you who are trying to make that sacrifice of those who died ,meaningless, it is you who betrays this country and it’s ideals, and for what? for the misguided attempt to gather favor and thereby fame,from those you believe are in the majority in this country, the liberal left and left leaning imbeciles. But you are wrong! I believe that the majority is not on your side. Therefore I call on all who disagree with you Mr. Sharpe, to pressure the leadership of FOX Sports to retire YOU, lest people start turning their backs on FOX Sports altogether.

    1. So very well put. I’m no longer a football fan & haven’t been since they started kneeling. My father fought all through WWII was missing in action for 8 months before being found in a hospital with burns over 90% of his body. He was in a tank that ran over a land mine & only 2 survived. My husband was in Vietnam so damn stand for that great flag & all of our military. The saying goes ” I stand for the flag & kneel before the cross”. Kind of says it all.

  8. I guess freedom of speech only applies to liberals or those that want to trash others. Drew Brees has every right to to uphold the American flag and show respect for it as well as respect for America and those that defend it .
    Because of our military and the American flag we have that right of freedom of speech. ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL. GOD BLESS AMERICA

  9. Thank you Norbert Kaussen , First for you’re service …. Second for you’re comment GREAT!!!!!

  10. Sharpe why don’t you take your own advice, the protesters are thugs, burning, stealing, throwing rocks, stabbing police officers, graffiti church, burning church, talk about that sharpe.

  11. Tell sharpe to retire. Proud of drew to stand up for our country. All of these so called athletes that earn all these millions should be ashamed to take their paychecks. Police put their lives on the line for very little money.

  12. Sharpe take your own advice, the thugs are burning, stealing, throwing rocks, stabbing police officers, graffiti church, burning church, how about that sharpe.

  13. The protests are non-violent, and according to the 1st Amendment to The U.S. Constitution, these demonstrations are Constitutional. However, after several hours of protest, many of these non-violent protests are evolving into pre-planned violent riots, which are brought to you by George Soros and Associates. Peter Guild, Dorchester, MA.

  14. Just you wait a minute Sharp, you are out of line and talking out of the side of your mouth……anyone who stands up for the flag is what we still need in this country! What is all this nonsense anyway and sure we know where this comes from. Is this what Coronavirus has done for this country… that was just the beginning of another coup. We’re not stupid here guys!

  15. Kudos to Drew Brees for having the balls to stand up for the flag He should not to apologize to anyone and that idiot Sharpe keep his racist mouth shut…..

  16. I am a veteran and I stand with others who serve and support Drew for he is a true American. If you do not honor the flag you are not an American. Pack you bags and leave this great country. You have no right to be here if you do support the flag and the Country that it stands for.

  17. So, Drew Brees could state his opinion but it had to be what they wanted to hear. Otherwise his opinion is wrong. That is the problem today. We have free speech as long as we don’t offend the rabble rousers, which I don’t! Drew should not have apologized for answering the question honestly. He is entitled to express his opinion!

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  19. I was not a Drew Brees fan or even paid much attention to him BUT, since he took this stand and said this my opinion of him is one of pride and satisfaction that Brees is a real American and proud of it and of our traditions. Kudos to Mr. Brees, proud of him.

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