Despite the Dolphins’ best efforts to prevent their players from kneeling for a good cause in protesting against racism and police brutality, that didn’t stop Wide Receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson from doing so. This is now resulting in police officers in Broward County and South Florida to not go to anymore Dolphins games, per Pro Football Talk.
Broward County officers believed that they had a promise that players wouldn’t kneel prior to their first preseason game but were in for a surprise. Now, they’re just as salty as Trump.
“The Broward County PBA recently offered our members discounts to a Miami Dolphins game because that franchise said they were going to honor all First Responders,”said the Broward County Police Benevolent Association on Facebook. “We entered into this partnership with the understanding that the Dolphins organization would require their players to stand for the national anthem. This did not happen at last night’s preseason game against Tampa Bay.”
Now, these officers are telling other law enforcement officials in Palm Beach and Dade County not to purchase tickets to games in Miami. They think just because players kneel to protest against the bigotry that America stands for, it’s disrespecting police.
“As a result, the BCPBA will no longer participate in this ticket program, and we are asking all of our members, as well as members of the Dade County PBA and Palm Beach County PBA, not to participate either. If you have already purchased tickets to this game, we encourage you to call the Dolphins ticket office to request a refund because this organization obviously does not honor First Responders and the dangers they put themselves in every day.”
It’s good to see NFL players continue to stand up for what they believe in and not give in to the white supremacists that want to control them and not care about their rights outside of football. Props to Stills and Wilson.