The Miami Dolphins kick off their season in New England on Sunday in front of no fans.
The team has also decided that they'll stay in the locker room during the national anthem. Several players and Head Coach Brian Flores released a video on social media yesterday, each sharing lines from a poem about the nation's social protest movement.
Before every game this weekend the NFL plans to play the national anthem and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which has been referred to as the "Black national anthem."
One player asks, "If my dad was soldier but the cops killed my brother, do I stand for one anthem and then kneel for the other?"
Another player refers to "this attempt to unify" as creating "more divide."
Other lines claim that team owners are offering "fluff" and "empty gestures" to their cause.
Sunday's kickoff is at 1 p.m.
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