Three Miami Dolphins Protest During the National Anthem

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It happened before the Dolphins game against the Buccaneers, and former Chief Albert Wilson was one of the players who took a knee. The league has been under pressure from President Trump and his followers to take action against players who take a knee in a silent protest against racism. Teammate Chris Long reportedly "placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder" during the song.

Robert Quinn, a defensive end for the Dolphins, raised his fist.

The move marks a resumption of the National Football League players decision to protest during the playing of the pre-game anthem in order to raise awareness about social injustice in the US.

"Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL's policy regarding the national anthem".

Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the playing of the anthem and headed to join his team.

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Some players held their fists in the air, while others made a decision to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action.

Just before the start of Thursday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two Miami Dolphins players knelt on the sideline and another raised a fist.

The NFL modified its national anthem protocol in May, prohibiting any sort of demonstrations for the 2018 season, but allowing players to remain in the locker room during the anthem if they chose to.

In Florida, Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon of the Jacksonville Jaguars did not show up on the field before their game against the New Orleans Saints until after the anthem was over, according to Florida-Times Union reporter Phillip Heilman.

"What NFL owners did today was thwart the players' constitutional rights to express themselves and use our platform to draw attention to social injustices like racial inequality in our country", Jenkins said in a statement in May.

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