The New Orleans Saints faced backlash on social media before the wild card playoffs on Sunday, after they deleted a tweet that showed Drew Bliss wearing a “#SayHerName” shirt.
Blaise and his Saints teammates have been wearing this shirt all season to support the justice of Breena Taylor. Braina Taylor was killed in a police raid in Kentucky in March.
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The picture of Breis was posted on Twitter by the Saint, leading some to believe that he was supporting a woman killed by police in Washington, DC, when a violent mob attacked the US Capitol on Wednesday.
New Orleans deleted this tweet and posted another message showing defensive guard Malcolm Jenkins in the same shirt and explained why they were wearing this shirt. Jenkins is one of the NFL’s biggest voices in fighting for social justice. It is not clear why the Saints deleted the original tweet in the first place.
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Bres said in the summer that the players should cause a fire on behalf of the national anthem.
Breis told Yahoo Finance in June that he will “never” agree to anyone who kneels during the national anthem. NFL players have vowed to protest in some way this season in order to raise concerns about the brutality of U.S. police after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on May 25. Concerns about behavior and social injustice.
His remarks caused strong condemnation from several players, including his own teammates.
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He would apologize and later called his comments a “missed opportunity.”