One of the first people to react to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ apology for his comments about protesting during the national anthem was teammate Demario Davis.

“For him to admit that he was wrong.. I think that is leadership at its finest,” Davis, one of the team’s leaders said. 

During an interview Wednesday with Yahoo Finance that comes amid recent protests brought about by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer,

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Brees stood firm to his position that kneeling during the national anthem constitutes disrespect to both the American flag and the United States, an issue that has received renewed attention in the wake of widespread protests over police killings of black Americans.

He then apologized publicly. 

He also reporetdly apologized to his teammates, and got very emotional.  

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