"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.
Trump took notice of a small number of players who protested during the anthem in various ways. "If you have already purchased a ticket to this game, we encourage you to call the Dolphins ticket office to request a refund because this organization does not honor first responders and the danger they put themselves in every day".
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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. Political analysts have predicted Mr. Trump would seek to keep the issue alive to energise supporters ahead of November's crucial mid-term elections, framing protesters as unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military. "Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their "outrage" at something that a lot of them are unable to define", he said in one tweet.
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 said.
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The NFL now has its anthem policy on hold as it tries to come to a compromise with the NFLPA on the issues.
The NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem.
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He also put up a photo on Instagram with the caption - " I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on ".
Soon more players began to kneel during the anthem, and the controversy in the most popular sports league in America became a partisan talking point.