Aaron Rodgers calls for solidarity

Packers QB chimes in on social justice, protests

Sam Schmitz
June 03, 2020 - 11:06 pm
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took to Instagram on Wednesday to address his thoughts on racial inequality and previous protests in the NFL.

A few years ago we were criticized for locking arms in solidarity before the game. It has NEVER been about an anthem or a flag. Not then. Not now. Listen with an open heart, let’s educate ourselves, and then turn word and thought into action. #wakeupamerica #itstimeforchange #loveoverfear❤️ #solidarity #libertyandjusticeforall #all

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This came moments after New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told Yahoo Finance that he would not support kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest.  In the interview, Brees told Yahoo, "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country."

Rodgers was one of many players to respond to Brees' comments.  Even some of Brees' teammates took to social media to respond to his comments.

Even Packers safety Will Redmond addressed what Brees had said.

The Green Bay Packers are slated to play the New Orleans Saints on Sep. 27.

 

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