As you might have heard, last week Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees committed an earth-shaking gaffe/sin for an NFL player by publicly expressing love for the American flag.
But YIKES!–he proved as quick and skillful at “turning things around” in this crisis as he often does during the 4th quarter of a Saint’s game when his team’s behind.
In brief, crackerjack QB Brees was extremely quick to backtrack (cave/grovel) when he saw the instant rage and furor his alarming expression of love for his homeland’s flag caused among his teammates, among others.
The backtracking grovel-fest extended even to his wife Brittany, who issued her own grovelings and whimperings in an instagram post:
“WE ARE THE PROBLEM …Somehow we as white America, we can feel good about not being racist, feel good about loving one an another as God loves us. We can feel good about educating our children about the horrors of slavery and history. We can read books to our children about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X., Hank Aaron, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and feel like we are doing our part to raise our children to love, be unbiased and with no prejudice. (read the entire astounding thing here.)
Above: Yet capitalists, capitalism and the U.S. don’t seem to have treated Brittany Brees too shabbily at all….