The Dolphins safety, following a 20-6 loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium, teetered on losing it while addressing the biggest protester of the national anthem protesters. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone.
Thomas said, adding that he had taken it personally when the president referred to protesting players as "sons of bitches" on Friday.
Ross on Saturday released a statement criticizing the remarks.
"We are very proud of our players and their strong commitment to work in our community to make a positive, constructive, and unifying impact", Johnson said in a statement. Kenny Stills, Jay Ajayi, Laremy Tunsil, Jay Ajayi, Jakeem Grant, Ja'Wuan James and Jermon Bushrod were among those who wore a T-shirt with the hashtag #IMWITHKAP written on the front.
During a rally speech Trump gave for senate candidate Luther Strange in Alabama Friday, the President got off topic, saying, "wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired?'" It inspired a wave of protests during the National Football League games Sunday when nearly every team who played had players protest.
Protests were widespread Sunday, and even crossed an ocean. Dolphins players who did not kneel on Sunday linked arms with their fellow players. The Steelers skipped the anthem altogether.