New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is staying true to his position against his fellow athletes taking a knee during the national anthem.
Brees doubled down during an interview Wednesday with Yahoo! Finance.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” he said. “Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States.”
Brees believes standing for “The Star-Spangled Banner” is like saluting the military.
“I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps,” he explained. “Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about.”