A member of the 2017 New England Patriots on Wednesday called out fans for their reactions to players locking arms during the playing of the national anthem.

Before a September game at Gillette Stadium, members of the 2017 Patriots locked arms to protest police brutality and racial injustice. The demonstration drew boos from some of the fans in attendance, as did similar protests across the NFL throughout the 2017 campaign.

Former Patriots linebacker Marquis Flowers, reacting to Drew Brees’ controversial kneeling comments, offered his thoughts on the matter in a series of tweets Wednesday evening. The 28-year-old didn’t shy away from recalling the hostile reactions from Patriots fans three years ago.

Check out these tweets:

Make of that what you will.

Pre-anthem protests all but vanished from major sports leagues over the last two years. However, many believe they will return once seasons resume/start later this summer due to the death of George Floyd and the current racially charged climate in the country.

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