Dolphins Players Protested in Their First Game — Now the Police Union Is Speaking

With the NFL preseason having officially started this past week, so have protests during the national anthem.

Among the teams that had some players protesting before their games, three Miami Dolphins players took part in the demonstration as “The Star-Spangled Banner” played:

In response to the players taking a knee, the Broward County Police Benevolent Association announced it will no longer be part of the discount ticket program it had entered with the team:

“As a result, the BCPBA will no longer participate in this ticket program, and we are asking all of our members, as well as members of the Dade County PBA and Palm Beach County PBA, not to participate either,” the organization posted on Facebook.

The protesters were praised by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend back in 2016:

In response to the protests, the NFL said they are still “engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans” with “no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem.”

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