Two police unions in South Florida are urging their members to boycott the Miami Dolphins because of continuing demonstrations against police brutality and social injustice during the national anthem.
The controversy that roiled the NFL’s 2017 season when President Trump became involved continues this preseason, with no official policy yet agreed to by the NFL and the Players Association and Trump continuing to rail about the demonstrations.
Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Dolphins took a knee and Robert Quinn stood with fist raised during the anthem that preceded the team’s preseason opener Thursday night.
“It’s a slap in the face,” Broward County Police Benevolent Association Vice President Rod Skirvin told the Miami Herald on Saturday. “We have a lot of police officers in the county who are ex-military. It’s not just a slap in the face to our military — past and present — but to all law enforcement officers across the country. As long as the protest continues, we will protest our attendance at the Dolphins games and continue to stay away from the NFL and its products.”