Colin Kaepernick thanks Miami Dolphins duo for kneeling during anthem

Doug Mendoza
September 10, 2018

For Stills, the protests enters its third year with the Dolphins.

But the NFL Players Association filed a grievance over the policy, saying it denied members freedom of expression, and talks could not resolve the issue before the season began.

"They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated", Kaepernick said in the tweet, which was accompanied by a picture of the Dolphins kneeling before their game. Two Miami players took a knee for the national anthem, President Trump tweeted anti-NFL remarks and former quarterback Colin Kaepernick dominated the discussion. "'Love is at the root of our resistance!'" Kaepernick said on Twitter.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a revision of its Game Operations Manual on May 23 to include fines for teams whose "personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem".

President Donald Trump has been perhaps the loudest critic of Kaepernick and the protests he inspired.

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During Thursday night's game, two players took seats toward the end of "The Star Spangled Banner", but there were no visible protests during the anthem. "Otherwise worse!" he tweeted.

President Trump in a tweet on Sunday knocked the National Football League over lower ratings for its first game of the season. "The country hasn't moved on from it, so I'm not going to move on from it either".

But NFL and the players' union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem.

That included Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles, who raised his fist during the anthem last season but did not for the opener. "I think there's a huge need for us to turn the attention towards the issues and not only the issues, but what players actually do in their communities to effectuate change".

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