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Tom Brady hopes national anthem protests continue to 'spark conversations'

Ryan Hannable
September 25, 2017 - 8:43 pm

The theme of the past two days with the NFL has been teams protesting during the national anthem following Donald Trump's remarks last Friday night. 

While 16 members of the Patriots knelt before Sunday's game with the Texans, Brady linked arms next to them with other teammates to show unity. 

Appearing on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, Brady said he disagreed with what Trump said and he linked arms out of love and respect for his teammates. Monday night on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray prior to Monday Night Football he reiterated those same comments, but did say he hopes the protests continue to spark conversations across the country.

“Hopefully it continues to spark conversations within teams, within communities, within churches, within homes," Brady said. "Everyone has the right to live in this country and to protest however you see fit, as long as it is peaceful and respectful. Everyone has different viewpoints. It’s hard in my own home to come to an agreement with my wife on certain things. That’s just the way it is. That’s part of the beautiful nature of argument spirit.

"We’re all different. We’re all unique, but that makes us all very special. You have to be able to respect the people you work with and the people you live with and the people you love and care about. Everyone has different viewpoints.”

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