Two Miami Dolphins’ players became the first in the National Football League to “take a knee” during the US anthem in the 2018 season; prompting furious fans to wonder when the NFL will officially crackdown on player protests.
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson opted to kneel as the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ played throughout the stadium before taking on the Tennessee Titans.
“Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised a fist during the song, as did San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin before his team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall both stayed in the locker room,” writes USA Today.
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!”✊? pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
When asked if he planned on stopping his potentially season-long protest, Stills said he would consider standing during the anthem should former quarterback Colin Kaepernick sign to another NFL team.
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