The Miami Dolphins won’t be on the field for the national anthem during the 2020 season.
Miami players appeared in a video Thursday night announcing that the team will remain in the locker room during the national anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The Houston Texans did the same to open the season.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2020
Around and around we go with the NFL and national anthem debates! It just never ends. If you honestly thought this wouldn’t happen this season, then you just weren’t paying attention.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about “players kneeling again when the NFL season starts.”@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
As I said with the Texans, I’d rather players stay in the locker room if the only other option is taking a knee.
Of course, I’d love to see everyone stand with pride for America, but that’s a pipe dream at this point. It’s just not going to happen.
Kansas City Chiefs fans appeared to boo the moment of unity with the Texans prior to the game starting.
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— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 11, 2020
We’re in for a long year of politics in the NFL, and I’m not excited about it. Football should be about winning games and not about politics. Unfortunately, it looks like that ship has sailed for the foreseeable future.