Return your Dolphins tickets, Broward police union tells members
Aug 12 2018
No Saints players had any form of noticeable protest during the anthem at the team's preseason opener in Jacksonville Thursday night.
"The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem", Trump wrote via Twitter. This did not happen at last night's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
The Palm Beach County PBA released a similar statement, asking its members to also request ticket refunds. If members already did so, the association suggested they call the Dolphins for a ticket refund. 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.
"Most of that money goes to the players anyway", he continued. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" he said.
Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem. The teams then could decide how and whether to punish offending personnel.
The NFL and its player's union have been working to resolve a complaint filed in court in July about the new policy forcing players to stand for the anthem. The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement.
An increasing number of players joined him, but critics perceived the protests as unpatriotic and disrespectful of the American flag and USA military.