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Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against Tennessee – despite the NFL’s new policy that players are no longer to take a knee. Along the side their teammate, Robert Quinn raised a fist during the anthem.
Via TMZ, “You’ll remember… prior to the season, NFL owners approved a rule that required players to either stand or wait in the locker room while the anthem played. The rule was put on hold after significant backlash from the players.” The two players Kenny and Albert said they will continue to take a knee during the season.
Trump decided to throw shots AGAIN at the NFL before Sunday’s games, saying, “Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!”
We hope players will continue to stand for their rights and continue to take a knee whenever they feel like doing so!
Written By: Fantasia Harvey