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Miami Dolphins owner FORCES players to stand on the field during national anthem - as three ...
DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 8, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com

Posted on 10/08/2017 4:31:11 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Miami Dolphins owner FORCES players to stand on the field during national anthem - as three refuse and remain in the tunnel

Miami Dolphins players were forced by the team owner to stand before Sunday's game when a military band played the national anthem.

Stephen Ross, who was an advocate for players protesting in the past during the national anthem, changed his views on the issue after comments President Donald Trump made saying players should be fired and referred to them collectively as 'son of a b***h.'

Before the team's game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Ross said: 'Trump has made [standing for anthem] about patriotism. It's so important if that's what the country is looking at to look at [the protest] differently.'

Ross asserted that the issue last year was raising awareness for equality and other subjects that did not involve patriotism.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: anthem; dolphins; football; miami; miamidolphins; nfl; sports; trump; trumpamericawinning
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The owner is learning quickly
1 posted on 10/08/2017 4:31:11 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Don’t care.


2 posted on 10/08/2017 4:33:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana
Force?

No, it's "stand up, respect America and the flag for which it stands, or we'll fire your ass".

3 posted on 10/08/2017 4:33:47 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Morgana
he forced them to stand, except for those he din't
4 posted on 10/08/2017 4:34:03 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Chode

Those three should be fired


5 posted on 10/08/2017 4:34:40 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; ColdOne
Lots of Military people and Trump supporting Cubans in Miami, me thinks the Dolphins owner saw not only attendance drop, but purchase of merchandise too.

That is where they make a lot of money.

6 posted on 10/08/2017 4:35:30 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: Morgana

Most people have enough sense not to tick off the people who pay their salaries. In this case we’re talking about the public paying big money to go to games & people watching on tv. So much stupidity is involved here. Unexplainable...


7 posted on 10/08/2017 4:36:59 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: dfwgator

The three that refused should be picking up their final paychecks NLT Friday the 13th.

I have never worked for a company that allowed me to express my political opinions while at work on company time wearing company provided clothing and safety equipment


8 posted on 10/08/2017 4:37:01 PM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Morgana

Not really. It was always about patriotism, no matter what the millionaire cry-bullies said.


9 posted on 10/08/2017 4:37:46 PM PDT by MortMan (NFL kneelers: A colonoscopy is not supposed to be a self-exam.)
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To: Morgana

Exactly.
When you are paid, and wear a uniform, you are on someone’s time. You can protest on YOUR time, and YOUR dime.


10 posted on 10/08/2017 4:37:49 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Morgana

They were not forced. They are free to quit their jobs anytime.

The three who stayed in the tunnel weren’t even fired.


11 posted on 10/08/2017 4:38:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: Jim 0216

“Force?”

Right.

Sad.


12 posted on 10/08/2017 4:38:10 PM PDT by JPJones (Who is FOR tariffs? George Washington, Ronald Reagan and Me.)
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To: Hodar

“And you can speak your mind, but not on my time.”


13 posted on 10/08/2017 4:38:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

Eff the NFL.


14 posted on 10/08/2017 4:41:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Morgana
So we ask ourselves, "Do we really want to support an organization that has to force people to do something as simple as showing respect for the American flag and anthem?"

The answer is a resounding No. This is why, even if tomorrow every single NFL player were to stand, it wouldn't make us watch again. Because now it isn't so much the physical act of standing, it's the "knowing what you know" about their attitude and beliefs that has changed everything.

15 posted on 10/08/2017 4:41:59 PM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: Morgana
Ross said: 'Trump has made [standing for anthem] about patriotism.'

If he's learning he's not learning much. I can't recall a time in my 62 years when standing for the anthem was not about patriotism.

16 posted on 10/08/2017 4:42:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: Morgana

It is a simple policy to implement. If you kneel or sit or otherwise disrespect the flag or national anthem. You sit that game and the next..... and get paid accordingly.


17 posted on 10/08/2017 4:43:04 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: Morgana

One could stop by Home Depot, hire three guys to stand on the sideline and most would not know the difference.


18 posted on 10/08/2017 4:47:31 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (This time I am Deplorable)
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To: Morgana

It’s in the contract.


19 posted on 10/08/2017 4:48:03 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: Morgana
Those three should be fired

Its ok. They will be unemployed soon when the NFL runs out of cash.

20 posted on 10/08/2017 4:48:08 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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