(0:18) SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England -- Drew Brees announced on Twitter that the New Orleans Saints plan to kneel in unison before the national anthem Sunday, then stand together during the anthem "as a way to show respect to all." As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem.
Last week, 10 Saints players sat on the bench during the anthem for the first time and four other players stood by them with arms on shoulders in the wake of President Donald Trump's incendiary comments toward players who have protested.
We've got good leadership, and I think it's a good thing." Saints players, including those who sat like Mark Ingram and Cameron Jordan, have said this week that they planned to meet as a team and come up with a way to do something unified going forward.
"So when the entire team does something the same, I think it's just more powerful that way." Safety Kenny Vaccaro, who also sat on Sunday, said he was good with the plan the team came up with.
It has nothing to do with disrespecting the flag, disrespecting the military," Vaccaro said.