The Broward County Police Benevolent Association – the union of officers in one of the three districts of Greater Miami – is calling on its members to boycott Miami Dolphins games and return discounted tickets because the dolphins have not successfully forced their players to stand during the pregame National anthem ceremonies.
Three Dolphins players participated in demonstrations during the Pregame anthem Thursday night, in Miami's preseason game against the Buccaneers. Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were kneeling softly, and Robert Quinn stood up with his fist up. These peaceful protests from adults were described by Broward PBA Vice President Rod Skirvin as "disgusting" Miami Herald:
"It's a slap in the face," Skirvin told the Miami Herald on Saturday. "We have a lot of policemen in the county who are former military men, it's not just a slap in the face for our military – past and present – but for all the police across the country, and as long as the protest continues, we will oppose our participation in the dolphin Play protest and stay away from the NFL and its products. "
Once again, the ongoing anthem protests have absolutely nothing to do with the military and are indeed a thoughtful expression of the freedoms granted to the troops. Presumably, a major blow to the military would be a rule that forces adult Americans to stand for a preparatory ceremony that serves almost exclusively to worship a hideous corporate behemoth of crippling idiots, but performative anthem-respecters are not actually shitting on the military They are not particularly attached to arguments that make such a sense.
The NFL lacks a league-wide policy for anthem protests as the League ceased its hastily announced policy in July, literally hours after the Dolphins announced that they would use politics to criminalize anthem protests. Unable to prevent or punish a player's choice by hosting a song in a particular manner prior to the football match, the dolphins are no longer able to meet the demands of these Union Bozos.