Eagles, 'Fins players protest during anthem


Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both knelt during the national anthem ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Miami Herald reporter Adam Beasley.

He claimed Friday that the players were outraged against "something that majority are unable to define", however players have repeatedly said they are protesting disenfranchismenet of black people in the United States. "A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest", he tweeted. "These players know full well that young black men are 21 times more likely to lose his life at the hands of police than his white counterpart". Find another way to protest.

"I think it was just kind of a culmination of how the offseason went and where we are now", he said.

Following Seattle's 17-19 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Brown releaved he is "likely to stay in the locker room for the anthem all season".

Stills kneeled during the anthem in the 2016 and '17 seasons and has been vocal discussing issues of social injustice that inspired the protest movement by National Football League players.

The league released a statement Thursday night announcing that delay will continue, although players are "expected" to stand during the anthem.

Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is credited with popularizing these protests in 2016, noted the impact of this latest wave. "And so I just think as we wait for the league to make its decision on what they're going to do from a ruling standpoint, I think it's important that we utilize the platform as we can".

However, he's also been criticized recently for questioning the intelligence of several notable African Americans - including CNN anchor Don Lemon and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

President Donald Trump, who has been an outspoken opponent of players kneeling during the anthem, chimed in Friday morning on Twitter. Yeldon, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith were not on the field for the playing of the anthem before their game against the New Orleans Saints.

Dolphins players kneel in protest during the 2017 regular season. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", the president tweeted.

But the worst part of Trump's bad tweets is the assertion that players are "unable to define" the reasons for their protest.

The NFL chose to put a temporary hold on the implementation of that policy while it meets with the players' union to find a solution.

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