The Dolphins will not leave anyone guessing about their intentions for the national anthem before their season opener Sunday. Those lockers will remain in every room and lift a voice and sing, known as the black national anthem, and play the national anthem.
The team made a statement about social justice on Thursday in a powerful video with several players reading a line. He expressed dissatisfaction with “discontent and empty gestures”.
The video ends with Coach Brian Floors throwing the hammer down: “He answered all your questions before the media could think and speculate. We will stay inside. ”
“Is it authenticThe That’s the secret, ”the video begins. “Or is this just another symbolic victory? Now there are two anthems. Do we kneel? Are we standing If we can correct our mistakes then we will not need two songs. We do not need another promotional parade. So we’ll just stay inside until it’s time to play the game.
“Whatever was promised, what happened to that fund?” Suddenly, we find a glass pocket. The bottom line should not be net profit. You cannot open your heart when it is controlled by your wallet. Decals and patches, fireworks and trumpets, we are not puppets. Do not publicize false budgets. Ask the pundits and we have nothing to say. If you speak for change, I will shut up and play. If we keep quiet, it will just be selfish. Since they have no voice, we are speaking for the helpless. Taking care of the soldiers is not enough for you. Millions get for patriotism. You are paid to salute. Lift Every Voice and Sing is a way to save face. Lose the mask and stop hiding the real game face. So if my father was a lawyer, but the policemen killed my brother, would I stand for one anthem and then kneel for another? This attempt to unite creates more division. So we will leave this song and dance, and as a team we will stay inside. We need a changed heart, not a pressure response. Bus. No more sparkling and empty gestures. We need big bosses with our influence to summon executives and flex political power. When education is not determined where we live, and we have the means of purchase, which the doctor prescribes and you fight for prison reform and innocent life, and you repair communities that are on edge Was thrown away, and you accept it. And you swallowed your pride, and when greed is not a compass, but love is the guide and when the courts do not adorn the color of the skin, but punish the crime, we will just leave the long production and stay inside. For centuries, we have been trying to make you aware. Either you are in denial or just don’t really care. It is not a black, white thing. Or a left, right thing. Let’s clean the whole bird and stop arguing about which wing. ”
After a long pause, Floors lays down his line, while wearing a “vote” shirt.
New Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones hinted at the video earlier this week, stating, “Our team has something.”