Cornerback De'Vante Bausby also raised his fist. "And so I just think as we wait for the league to make its decision on what they're going to do from a ruling standpoint, I think it's important that we utilize the platform as we can".
Trump, as he has in the past, took notice.
The NFL's regular season is a month away, but players are already defying the league's new policy banning peaceful protests during the national anthem. He told them to show some respect, or risk suspension. Over and over again, players have stated clearly why they're kneeling and why they're doing it during the national anthem.
"He continued, ".Be happy, be cool! He pointed out that he believes because football is a game that they not only love but is responsible for their personal prosperity, they shouldn't protest but embrace the flag. And he's a bit off when he says "most of that money goes to the players anyway": Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, the players' share of league revenue is capped at 48.5 percent this season. Trump suggested the players "find another way to protest".
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"Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL's policy regarding the national anthem".
Further undermining Trump's boldfaced lie that National Football League players don't know what they're protesting against, numerous players have worn warm-up shirts that-like Jenkins'-highlighted such issues as widespread voter disenfranchisement and lack of funding for education.
Jenkins took to social media on Thursday and said: "Before we enjoy this game lets take some time to ponder that more than 60 per cent of the prison population are people of colour". "They are eloquent and articulate, and they've explicitly said why they are protesting". "I was very, very encouraged at the end of previous year with the direction that I thought the players were going with the league". The teams then could decide how and whether to punish offending personnel.
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The union filed a grievance over the May policy and contemplated possible legal action. But the policy, announced in May, was put on hold when the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to suspend enforcement of the new rules. The players joined the rest of their teammates several moments later.
Stills, the most visible Dolphin in the growing number of athletes that have used that moment to protest against police brutality and racial inequality, has knelt during the anthem for the majority of the team's games over the past two seasons.
Teams would also have been able to punish players. He admitted he doesn't even know how the demonstration will manifest itself next Thursday, when the Eagles play the Patriots in New England.
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