On Thursday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees walked back his comments about not kneeling for the American flag.
The future hall of famer said he would never agree with those who disrespect the American flag, saying that he’s had family members who served in the military.
Following widespread criticism from everyone across the sporting world, Brees took it back, saying that he was sorry for the hurt he had caused.
And following the apology from the Saints quarterback, former NFL head coach Tony Dungy essentially said Brees made the wrong move in apologizing. The former Colts and Buccaneers coach said what we need is more dialogue and discussion on these issues, not less.
Brees can’t be afraid to say what he said and others can’t be afraid to speak their minds. Dungy, one of the more thoughtful guys in the sporting world, said these are issues the deserve open and honest discussion and silencing people does everyone a disservice.