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

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.

NFL players continued to protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Thursday night as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason.

The PBA posted on its Facebook page that it is encouraging its members to call the team's ticket office and request a refund. The rule also says if players decide to go on the field for the anthem, they must stand or they could be fined.

Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only players to kneel during the anthem, while teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist before facing the Buccaneers.

"We entered into this partnership with the understanding that the Dolphins organization would require their players to stand for the national anthem", the union said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Friday for NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem to be suspended without pay, renewing his attack on the protesting athletes. They make a fortune doing what they love.

Jordan was one of the several Saints players to sit during the anthem last season, and he also had talks with quarterback Drew Brees about promoting social justice, TMZ reports.

Of course, Trump actually can't suspend National Football League players without pay because he's the President of the United States of America, and not a dictator who can force his policies onto private corporations, as much as he'd probably like to be the latter. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" he added. In July, the players association filed a grievance, saying the new policy infringed upon player rights and was enacted without consulting the union.

Jordan even offered to buy the tickets of one fan who said he was thinking of giving up his season tickets because of the protests.

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