Football legend Herschel Walker has more than a few words to say about the “cancel culture” that he blames for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ walking back his comments about kneeling during the national anthem.
During an interview with Yahoo Finance last week, Brees said that he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America.”
Brees’ comments were swiftly met with scathing backlash, including from some of his own teammates.
In an Instagram post, however, Brees took back his comments and lamented that they “completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country.”
In a radio interview with Glenn Beck on Thursday, Walker was stunned by the speed and severity with which Brees was condemned simply for having an opinion.
“Why are people upset that he has an opinion?” the Heisman winner asked.
“You know, just because he doesn’t believe in what you believe in, why is people upset about that?” Walker said. “That’s what is great about America, is we have a right to choose. And if that’s the way he feels, it’s okay that he feels like that.”
“Why in the world, can people not have an opinion today that they disagree with you? And if you disagree with someone, Glenn, you are going to be called a racist,” Walker went on. “If I disagree with someone, I’m going to be called an Uncle Tom.”
“And I’m like, jeez. That means I can’t think for myself? Can I not think for myself, please? You know, that’s the reason, I think, people fought years ago. That’s what Martin Luther King marched about,” he added.
Earlier last week, Walker made headlines for a social media post in which he denounced the mainstream media for fanning the flames of unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
We are better than this-let's unite together! What we need to do is fill out our Census papers to let people know we exist & register to vote and choose people who can make a change!.@FoxNews @CNN @realDonaldTrump @MSNBC @espn pic.twitter.com/gIMra0BFt6
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) June 2, 2020
“I’m upset because things are getting worse,” Walker said in the video. “We’re not coming together as a people.”
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