'DO NOT BOW DOWN TO THEM!' Trump supporters erupt at Drew Brees for anthem protest apology
Press-hating Trump supporter yells at journalists at Florida rally (Frank Thorp V)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees formally apologized on Thursday morning for saying that kneeling during the national anthem shows disrespect to the American military -- much to the consternation of many Trump supporters.

In an Instagram post, Brees said he shouldn’t have called the anthem protests disrespectful to the American military, and he acknowledged that they are actually about protesting the treatment black Americans receive at the hands of law enforcement officials.

Many Trump fans in Brees's Twitter replies, however, encouraged the Saints quarterback to stay the course and continue criticizing teammates who kneel during the anthem.

Check out some reactions below.