NFL admits it was wrong not to let players protest police brutality – live

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Earlier today, Drew Brees the New Orleans Saints quarterback, apologized for comments implying that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are unpatriotic, a common mischaracterization of the protest against police violence launched by Kaepernick in 2016.

But at least one person was unhappy with Brees’s decision to change the play at the line.

Related: ‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over anthem protest stance

Calls for the NFL to formally apologize to Colin Kaepernick, who was sidelined after he protested police brutality in 2016 are gaining steam. So are calls to give him back his job — with a significant promotion.

Make Kaepernick NFL Commissioner

Grqt first step. Now give @Kaepernick7 his job back. @AymanM https://t.co/cuZ7OmsVQI

I’m glad that NFL condemns racism, admits ‘we were wrong’, but what about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick? https://t.co/1x8iLVx88R

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