Miami Dolphins fans burn merchandise in response to 4 players taking knee during Sunday's game
Players say 'ongoing social injustice' sparked their move
DAVIE, Fla. – The fallout continues for the Miami Dolphins after four players decided to take a knee during the singing of the national anthem during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
A handful of people in Davie decided to protest Kenny Stills, Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins and Michael Thomas' move by burning their team merchandise.
The players said they took a knee to call attention to what they call "ongoing social injustice."
"I think this is the wrong platform. Everybody's entitled to their beliefs and we do have freedom of speech, but not on the football field," Howard Shoelson, a former Miami-Dade police officer, who organized the burning, said. "They're there to play football. They're being paid to play football. That's the wrong platform."
Thomas said in a recent interview that he may not continue to kneel during the national anthem.
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