Brett Favre speculates how NFL players will react if many of them kneel in this season’s national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality in America
The great former Green Bay Packers athlete didn’t think a person would be wrong or right if they were kneeling or not in the song.
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“I know from being in the NFL dressing room for 20 years, regardless of the race, background, money you grew up with, we are all brothers, it doesn’t matter,” Favre said. USA Today on Monday. “Everyone is very compatible. Would that be the same (with the kneeling scenario)? I do not know. If a boy chooses to stand on his side of righteousness and another chooses to kneel for his reasons, is this person right and the other wrong? I do not believe so. We tend to be fixed at the highs.
“I don̵7;t know what it feels like to be Black. I don’t have to say what’s right and what’s wrong. I know we should all be treated equally. If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be in America ”.
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Favre said he feels a close friendship with his teammates in the dressing room if something goes wrong but wonders if any problem like kneeling while singing the national anthem could separate players. When New Orleans Saints midfielder Drew Brees said he would stand singing the national anthem, he received a lot of backlash – even from his teammates.
“There are no correct answers,” the former midfielder told USA Today. “Also, the correct answer is that we all get along. It seems that the more people try, the more damage people do ”.
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The players are expected to kneel while singing the national anthem. The NFL will also allow players to wear decal names or abbreviations of the victims of police brutality or systematic racism.