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Return your Dolphins tickets, Broward police union tells members

12 August 2018, 06:59 | Pamela Mathis

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill throws RB Kalen Ballage out of huddle during practice

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill throws RB Kalen Ballage out of huddle during practice

Despite a new NFL policy than prohibits protests during the national anthem, multiple Miami Dolphins players protested during the playing of the song before last Thursday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two kneeling and others raising their fists.

Earlier today President Trump took to Twitter to once again criticize NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial discrimination in the United States.

NFL players continued to protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Thursday night as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason.

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association released a statement on its Facebook page on Friday, asking their members to not buy Dolphins tickets. "If you have already purchased a ticket to this game, we encourage you to call the Dolphins ticket office to request a refund because this organization does not honor first responders and the danger they put themselves in every day".

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association posted the same message.

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The policy said players would be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem if they chose - but if any team personnel did kneel on the field, the team would be fined. Find another way to protest.

Jordan was one of the several Saints players to sit during the anthem last season, and he also had talks with quarterback Drew Brees about promoting social justice, TMZ reports. "Taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem". The teams then could decide how and whether to punish offending personnel.

An increasing number of players joined him, but critics perceived the protests as unpatriotic and disrespectful of the American flag and U.S. military.

For several years, many National Football League players have kneeled during the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner to protest cases of police abuse.



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