Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: ‘All of our players will be standing’ during national anthem


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While in New York City to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told The New York Daily News that the team’s players will not kneel during the national anthem moving forward.

“All of our players will be standing,” Ross told the newspaper. 

Ross, 77, said that he was initially supportive of players who kneeled during the anthem, a gesture that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others have described as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality. Ross told The Daily News he believed that “people should really be able to speak about their choices.”

But Ross said his feelings changed when he felt the demonstrations instead became protests against “support of our country or the military.” President Donald Trump has been arguably the most vocal purveyor of this point of view, repeatedly

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