Malcolm Jenkins gets emotional over Drew Brees comments in strongly worded video post


MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 01: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — In response to several comments Drew Brees made Wednesday regarding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins took to social media in a strongly worded and emotional video.

Clips of the video are circulating on social media, showing Jenkins directly address Brees’ comments as “extremely disappointing” and, “extremely self-centered.”

Jenkins said Brees’ comments had a complete lack of awareness and care.

He begins tearing up in the video, saying that Brees’ comments insinuated that the black community had to ask for help in a certain way.

“We’re done asking Drew,” Jenkins said in the video while choking back tears. “People who share your sentiments are the problem.”

Jenkins has spent the last few days in Philadelphia marching in peaceful protests because of the murder of George Floyd.

A team captain and leader during his first stint with the Saints, Jenkins was emotional and outspoken at the end of his post to Drew Brees.

“I considered you a friend, I looked up to you. You are someone I had a great deal of respect for,” Jenkins said. “But sometimes, you should shut the -sic-up.”

By: WDSU Digital Team

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