Colin Kaepernick tweets support of Dolphins WR's protest

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Colin Kaepernick praised wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson after the duo knelt during the national anthem ahead of the Miami Dolphins' season opener against the Tennessee Titans. In June, the Dolphins were found to have opened up the possibility for a player to receive a four-game suspension if they protested during the anthem.

While Stills and Watson were kneeling during the anthem, teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist. Los Angeles Chargers' Russell Okung and 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin also held up their right fist, and other players such as Denver's Demaryius Thomas and Brandon Marshall, and Seattle's Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson stayed in the tunnel during the anthem.

Colin Kaepernick started kneeling for the anthem in 2016 to highlight racial injustice in the United States. "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there, maybe you shouldn't be in the country", Trump said during an interview with Fox News after the new policy was introduced in May. At the same time, Reid has yet to draw the kudos, honors and Nike deal that have followed Kaepernick, who played in a Super Bowl and enjoyed a far higher profile than most other players.

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And the protests will continue, as the NFL is "not expected to implement a new policy on the national anthem this season", league sources told ESPN. "They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated", Kaepernick tweeted.

National Football League officials said they would put the policy on hold to discuss a solution with the union.

Kaepernick is no longer in the league, but remains in the headlines. Since then, Kaepernick has not been signed by a team, but last week Nike unveiled a new ad campaign featuring the quarterback.

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The protests have been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's criticism.

"I don't think that would be the best idea to try to get people to move on from it", he said. "Otherwise worse!" he added.

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