Trump Tells NFL Anthem Kneelers to 'Be Happy, Be Cool!'

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"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", the Broward County Police Benevolent Association said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Earlier today President Trump took to Twitter to once again criticize NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial discrimination in the United States.

The move comes after the Dolphins faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a preseason game Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. If members already did so, the association suggested they call the Dolphins for a ticket refund. "As a result, the BCPBA will no longer participate in this ticket program", the police union said in a Facebook post.

The union said it would re-evaluate its stance if the NFL amends its policy regarding players who demonstrate during the national anthem, according to the Miami Herald.

Players from the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks also protested at their game on Thursday, provoking President Donald Trump into repeating his condemnations of their actions. "Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their "outrage" at something that majority are unable to define". Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay! Most of that money goes to the players anyway.

That didn't sit well with the players, though.

The NFL previously sought to impose a new policy that would have prevented any player from kneeling or protesting during the national anthem without being penalized. "We have a lot of police officers in the county who are ex-military". Stills said he and Wilson didn't coordinate their decision to kneel. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest.

Kaepernick has not been hired by any National Football League team since he became a free agent in 2017.

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