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Add New Orleans native and die-hard Saints fan, actor Wendell Pierce to list of people not feeling Drew Brees at the moment.
“To Drew Brees, my 95yr old father fought in WWII at Saipan, risking his life for the United States of America, a country that had little respect for him.
“My father, who fought for your freedom, Drew Brees had to navigate racial violence in New Orleans as civil rights protesters were beaten by many who stand for our flag as they sat at the Woolworth lunch counter… blocks from the Superdome.
My father fought for the flag you respect, when that flag flew over New Orleans City Hall when a Christian preacher by the name of Rev. Avery Alexander was dragged down the steps of City Hall because n—— were not allowed in its segregated cafeteria.
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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.