Three Miami Dolphins players mirrored one of the NFL protests from last week as they kneeled for the U.S. national anthem but stood for “God Save The Queen” at a game in London.
Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, and Michael Thomas all kneeled for the national anthem in Wembley Stadium, while the rest of the team stood with their hands over their hearts. The Dolphins’ opponents, the New Orleans Saints, kneeled prior to the anthem but stood with linked arms during the anthem.
Three Dolphins took a knee this morning: Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas & Kenny Stills. pic.twitter.com/Tr5z95yGjQ
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 1, 2017
Stills and Julius Thomas both kneeled for the anthem last week, but Michael Thomas was a new addition to the group.
The game was broadcast on FOX, but the camera never cut to the kneeling players during the national anthem. FOX instead showed close-ups of the standing Dolphins and Saints players and Darius Rucker, who sang the anthem.