Drew Brees ha demanat perdó per haver criticat les protestes antiracistes al futbol americà. El quarterback dels New Orleans Saints es va posar a l'ull de l'huracà al considerar poc patriòtiques les intencions dels seus companys arran de la mort de George Floyd. La idea entre molts jugadors de l'NFL és emular Colin Kapernick, que, com a rebuig a la violència policial i a la segregació racial, el 2016 es va agenollar quan sonava l'himne dels Estats Units.
Brees va venir a dir ahir en una entrevista que això seria faltar al respecte al país i a la seva bandera. Una confusió que li ha valgut els retrets per part de molts companys, fins i tot de vestidor, com l'efectuat d'una manera vehement per Malcolm Jenkins, ex-Saints ("Calla la puta boca!"). Hores després, ha arribat la rectificació de Brees a través d'Instagram. Només cal veure la foto.
I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character. This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it's like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening...and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.
El "mea culpa" de Brees intenta ser proporcional a la discòrdia que havia aixecat. El quarterback no es cansa de demanar perdó en un escrit llarg i sentit que es pot resumir en dos punts: 1) no hauria d'haver exhibit mai tanta falta d'empatia davant fets greus; i 2) sempre estarà contra el racisme i contra qualsevol abús policial cap a la comunitat negra. Una autocrítica que potser calmarà els ànims entre les estrelles de l'esport. Dels més enèrgics a l'hora de deixar Brees en evidència va ser ni més ni menys que LeBron James, que en dues piulades va condensar tots els retrets possibles.
WOW MAN!! 🤦🏾♂️. Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn't! You literally still don't understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of 🇺🇸 and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those https://t.co/pvUWPmh4s8 LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020
men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitement. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong! God bless you. 🙏🏾✊🏾👑 LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020
Moment social molt delicat als Estats Units... i moment, potser, perquè tothom miri de posar-se a la pell de l'altre.
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