The police union had offered its members the ticket discounts because, according to them, "the franchise said they were going to honor all first responders" and require players to stand for the anthem. "Taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem". "This did not happen at last night's preseason game against Tampa Bay", the group wrote. 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.
Jordan is just one of many players who has questioned why Trump would get involved with the debate over the protests. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. President Donald Trump and others have criticized the players, saying their protests are unpatriotic and disrespect the military. But the president took it one step further by threatening the players to either stand during the anthem or facing getting suspended without pay.
Instead of calling for unity at the year anniversary of the deadly white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year, CNN's Jake Tapper noted that Donald Trump is instead sowing division by condemning National Football League players for kneeling to protest racism.
The policy was frozen after the league received a wave of complaints from players.
Three Dolphins' players, including Kenny Stills, were the only ones to kneel during the anthem.
"It's a peaceful protest", Wilson said after Thursday's game. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest.