[Ed. – Plus ça change…]
Three Miami Dolphins players silently protested during the national anthem on Sunday ahead of their home game against the Tennessee Titans in what were the first demonstrations of the 2018 National Football League season.
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the anthem, which according to ESPN reporter Cameron Wolfe was in protest of social injustice and police brutality. Their teammate Robert Quinn raised a fist.
Stills and Wilson both refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the preseason and indicated they would continue to protest during the regular season as well, according to USA Today.
The NFL is expected to wait until after the conclusion of this season to implement a new policy regarding on-field demonstrations because there has been too much disagreement on how to handle the controversial issue, ESPN reported earlier Sunday.
President Trump tweeted before kickoff on how football viewership was trending downward because of the players’ antics.