Colin Kaepernick’s movement of sitting out on the National Anthem before the start of football games has transcended to a few players of the Miami Dolphins. The players’ refusal to stand though has cost them a necessary ally: the police. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has now announced they will not be escorting the Dolphins to or after their games until they begin standing again for the patriotic theme song.
“I respect their right to have freedom of speech. However, in certain organizations and certain jobs you give up that right of your freedom of speech temporary while you serve that job or while you play in an NFL game,” said President of the International Union of Police Associations Jeffrey Bell, whose union is also standing by the sheriff’s office decision.
Liberals will argue that the cops are in the wrong. However, just like how the athletes have a right to kneel during the anthem, the police have a right to refuse escorting the team after games. While these athletes are getting their fifteen minutes of fame for their useless message of protesting supposed police brutality, nothing productive has come of the National Anthem sit down movements.
The Dolphins organization released a statement on Twitter regarding the matter. A video is also below:
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 11, 2016
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