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Trump attacks National Football League protesters

12 August, 2018, 07:56 | Author: Heidi Alvarez

"The Broward County PBA recently offered our members discounts to a Miami Dolphins game because that franchise said they were going to honor all First Responders".

The Miami Dolphins wide receiver took a knee during the anthem before Thursday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, and after the game, Stills discussed how the National Football League could get some goodwill with its players.

The Miami Dolphins did not responded to CNN's request for comment late Saturday. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. "We entered into this partnership with the understanding that the Dolphins organization would require their players to stand for the National Anthem", the union's Facebook post read.

"This organization obviously DOES NOT honor First Responders and the dangers they put themselves in every day", the association wrote. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!

President Donald Trump criticized the players on Twitter.

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Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem.

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. In July, the players association filed a grievance, saying the new policy infringed upon player rights and was enacted without consulting the union. The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement.

Trump, Tapper noted, is "once again seeing a divided nation and doing the opposite of trying to bring us together" by "giving a presidential megaphone to one side in a controversial cultural issue that sometimes stokes racial tensions".

"Before we enjoy this game let's take some time to ponder that more than 60 per cent of the prison population are people of colour", he tweeted ahead of the game.

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