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Saints quarterback Drew Brees on players kneeling during the national anthem: ‘I do not agree with that’

Saints quarterback Drew Brees started his postgame comments Sunday by saying that he disagreed “with what the President said and how he said it.” But as for players around the NFL kneeling during the national anthem on Sunday, both as a response to Trump’s comments and a continuation of the movement Colin Kaepernick started last August, Brees said he did not agree with that as a form of protest.

Here is the video of Brees’ postgame comments about protests during the national anthem, and President Trump’s recent comments and tweets about the NFL:

NFL anthem protests: Sunday brings a tidal wave of responses to President Trump

Sunday is seeing the strongest demonstrations yet by NFL players, directly responding to President Trump’s demand of NFL owners to “fire or suspend” players for protesting inequality and police brutality. Trump’s tweets brought comments from the league, the players’ association, stars such as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and even some longtime Trump backers, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former coach/ESPN analyst Rex Ryan.

Here is some of our coverage so far, and stay tuned as we keep you updated throughout the day:

Trump demands NFL teams ‘fire or suspend’ players or risk fan boycott

Jaguars owner joins players in demonstration before London game

NFL players, including Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, weigh in

Patriots owner Robert Kraft ‘deeply disappointed by the tone’ of Trump’s NFL comments

Broncos’ Derek Wolfe says he stands during anthem for ‘the men who died in real battle’

London Fletcher: If I was still in the NFL, I would demonstrate

Jenkins: NFL shows restraint in the face of vulgarity — and gets it right

NFL owners, team presidents and chief executives react to President Trump’s comments

Donald Trump’s long, stormy and unrequited romance with the NFL

NFL Week 3: President Trump urges boycott over player protests, injury updates, scores, fantasy football tips

Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Stephen Curry

Roger Goodell responds to Trump’s call to ‘fire’ NFL players protesting during national anthem

Group led by Dolphins owner wants to see every professional athlete registered to vote

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