Florida police union rescinds ticket discounts amid NFL National Anthem protests

NFL player responds to Trump's tweet: 'What a goober'

Two police unions in Florida are taking a stand against the Miami Dolphins over national anthem protests. "Taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem". This did not happen at last night's preseason game against Tampa Bay.

"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 post said. If members already did so, the association suggested they call the Dolphins for a ticket refund.

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

Mr. Trump, who triggered an uproar a year ago after condemning players protesting social injustice, lashed out again after two Miami Dolphins players took a knee during a pre-season game on Thursday.

"The NFL has been 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". President Donald Trump and others have criticized the players, saying their protests are unpatriotic and disrespect the military.

"Most of that money goes to the players anyway", he continued. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!

A new NFL policy announced earlier this year requires players to stand during the national anthem but gives them an option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance of the song if they choose.

The NFL's national anthem issue isn't going away anytime soon, but Kenny Stills thinks he knows one way the league could start to mend fences with its players.

Soon more players began to kneel during the anthem, and the controversy in the most popular sports league in America became a partisan talking point.

Jordan even offered to buy the tickets of one fan who said he was thinking of giving up his season tickets because of the protests.



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