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Trump attacks National Football League protesters

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Trump attacks National Football League protesters

"The Broward County PBA (BCPBA) recently offered our members discounts to a Miami Dolphins game because that franchise said they were going to honor all First Responders", BCPBA posted on Facebook Friday.

"The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem", the president wrote. This did not happen at last night preseason game against Tampa Bay. If members already did so, the association suggested they call the Dolphins for a ticket refund.

The Palm Beach Country Police Benevolent Association posted the same message on its Facebook page.

NFL veteran Cam Jordan responded to Donald Trump's complaints about players protesting racial inequality and injustice during the national anthem in Thursday's preseason games on Twitter, asking why Trump wasn't focused on other issues. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" he added. Most of that money goes to the players anyway.

Three Dolphins' players, including Kenny Stills, were the only ones to kneel during the anthem.

After Thursday's protests, the NFL said the league's anthem policy is still on hold while it talks with the players association.

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

An increasing number of players joined him, but critics perceived the protests as unpatriotic and disrespectful of the American flag and U.S. military.

The first weekend of the National Football League's pre-season is in the books, and already the ongoing controversy over player protests during the national anthem has become a focus.

But, that wasn't the most pointed Tweet at the president from Jordan. "You can't say as a league that you support the players and the protest and then blackball the players that initially started the protest".

"My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee".

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