Police union: Return Dolphins tickets after anthem protests

A Broward County police union is calling for its members to return their Miami Dolphins tickets after some players protested during the national anthem at a preseason game this week.

"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". "We entered into this partnership with the understanding that the Dolphins organization would require their players to stand for the National Anthem".

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.

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association echoed the call with an identical Facebook message.

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. The rule also says if players decide to go on the field for the anthem, they must stand or they could be fined. Political analysts have predicted Mr. Trump would seek to keep the issue alive to energise supporters ahead of November's crucial mid-term elections, framing protesters as unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military. Find another way to protest.

The NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem.

What is the Dolphins' anthem policy?

"As long as the protest continues, we will protest our attendance at the Dolphins games and continue to stay away from the National Football League and its products", Skirvin told the Herald.

After Thursday's protests, the NFL said the league's anthem policy is still on hold while it talks with the players association. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest.


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