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Sean Payton responding to fictional ‘Happy Gilmore’ character is what we needed

Vincent Frank
Sean Payton Saints
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints found themselves embroiled in yet another controversy on Wednesday. It included future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees indicating that kneeling during the national anthem is a sign of disrespect.

They are similar to the comments Brees made back in 2016 after the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests started. Though, they come at a very different time in this nation’s history.

At a time of tensions boiling over and with other NFL players pushing back against Mr. Brees, his head coach inadvertently provided a bit of comic relief.

A parody account for fictional “Happy Gilmore” character Shooter McGavin tweeted out late on Wednesday that Saints players told Brees they wanted to have an emergency meeting on the ninth green at nine Wednesday night.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton responded in kind, taking the bait in the best possible way.

One thing stands out above the rest here. How has Payton not seen that iconic movie? Come on.

No word yet on whether Brees wore his Sunday best to the meeting. We also have not heard any response from Christopher McDonald.

Yeah, sometimes comic relief is the best tonic. Thanks, Mr. Payton for that.