Donald Trump slams National Football League players for 'taking a knee' in protest

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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 players are part of a growing number of athletes who have used that moment to protest police brutality and racial inequality, something Broward PBA Vice President Rod Skirvin called "disrespectful and disgusting". "If you have already purchased a ticket to this game, we encourage you to call the Dolphins ticket office to request a refund because this organization does not honor first responders and the danger they put themselves in every day".

The union said it is no longer participating in the discount ticket program and was urging its counterpart police organizations in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties to do the same.

Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson became some of the first NFL players this season to kneel during the national anthem in preseason Week 1, an act which was obviously not going to be met with universal approval.

Jordan is just one of many players who has questioned why Trump would get involved with the debate over the protests.

President Donald Trump criticized the players on Twitter. "Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their "outrage" at something that majority are unable to define".

Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem. The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement. "You can't say as a league that you support the players and the protest and then blackball the players that initially started the protest".

"The NFL Players are at it again - " said Trump in a Tweet. He has filed a grievance against the National Football League, saying team owners colluded to deny him a job because of the protests.

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