BOY­COTT DOL­PHINS, UNIONS SAY

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS -

Two po­lice unions in South Florida are urg­ing their mem­bers to boy­cott the Mi­ami Dol­phins be­cause of con­tin­u­ing demon­stra­tions against po­lice bru­tal­ity and so­cial in­jus­tice dur­ing the U.S. na­tional an­them.

The con­tro­versy that roiled the NFL’s 2017 season con­tin­ues this pre-season, with no of­fi­cial pol­icy yet agreed to by the NFL and the Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. Kenny Stills and Al­bert Wil­son of the Dol­phins took a knee and Robert Quinn stood with fist raised dur­ing the an­them be­fore the team’s pre-season opener Thurs­day night.

“It’s a slap in the face,” Broward County Po­lice Benev­o­lent As­so­ci­a­tion vice-pres­i­dent Rod Skirvin told the Mi­ami Her­ald. “We have a lot of po­lice of­fi­cers in the county who are ex-mil­i­tary. It’s not just a slap in the face to our mil­i­tary — past and present — but to all law en­force­ment of­fi­cers across the coun­try.”

Robert Quinn

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