Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins Take a Knee During the National Anthem for First NFL Game of the Season

Miami wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson quietly took a knee during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee — despite the NFL’s new policy.

Their teammate, Robert Quinn raised a fist during the song.

via TMZ:

You’ll remember … prior to the season, NFL owners approved a rule that required players to either stand or wait in the locker room while the anthem was played. The rule was put on hold after significant backlash from the players. 

Both Still and Wilson also took a knee during the preseason and stated they’d continue to do so during the regular season. 

President Trump took a shot at the NFL and player protests before Sunday’s games, saying, “Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!”

We hope more players decide to take a knee whenever they feel like doing so.

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