In a tweet Thursday, Kaepernick lauded Stills and Wilson, two of the Dolphins who protested Thursday night.
A new NFL policy announced earlier this year requires players to stand during the national anthem but gives them an option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance of the song if they choose.
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The move comes after the Dolphins faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a preseason game Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. President Donald Trump and others have criticized the players, saying their protests are unpatriotic and disrespect the military. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. But after teams actually began instituting policies to fine players for kneeling, outrage led to the NFL suspending that policy and they're still working with the NFL Player's Association to determine the best course or action. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" he said. "You can't say as a league that you support the players and the protest and then blackball the players that initially started the protest". The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement.
While Trump may not be able to suspend National Football League players, we guarantee he'll continue tweeting about the issue throughout the entire season so he can distract his racist fans from seeing how much of a dumpster fire his administration has been. "Stay strong brothers!" the tweet read.