Police Union Asks Deputies to Stop Escorting Dolphins Until Players Stand and Respect Anthem
The Broward County police union asked deputies to stop escorting Dolphins players until team members stand and respect the National Anthem.
Several Dolphins players took a knee at their last game during the National Anthem because of police shootings.
Raw Story reported:
Miami Dolphins players Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, Jelani Jenkins and Kenny Stills took a knee during the national anthem of their season-opening game on Sunday Sept. 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. The controversial protest ruffled more than a few feathers, with some fans even going so far as to burn jerseys, according to the Miami Herald.
Now, the players’ decision not to stand during the national anthem has taken another turn as Broward County deputies are taking a stand of their own in anticipation of the Dolphins’ first home game of the season against the Cleveland Browns.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office union is requesting that team-sponsored police escorts cease until every player on the NFL team stands for the national anthem. “We’ve asked the deputies and the Broward Sheriff’s Office not to do the details anymore,” said Jeffery Bell, the president of the International Union of Police Associations, Local 6020.
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