MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins held a players-only meeting Friday to discuss a possible demonstration against racial inequality during the national anthem in their season opener.
Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11th terror attacks. Families will mourn lost loved ones. Americans across the country will pause to reflect on one of the most horrific days in our history.
But in the NFL, many players say they’re considering using that day to protest.
The Seahawks’ roster has a demonstration planned for the national anthem.
Dolphin players may also have something in the works, but it appears to be on an individual basis.
“Every man for himself, I guess. Each his own,” said Dolphins safety Reshad Jones. “Everybody have different opinions and entitled to different things.
It’s a controversial gesture which will likely be even more polarizing with the opening of the NFL season falling on the 9/11 anniversary.
The NFL says they plan on honoring service men and women, first responders and the victims of September 11th across the league on Sunday.
There will also be a message from President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.