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Miami Dolphins players kneel during national anthem in preseason game
by Anna Giaritelli
| August 09, 2018 11:56 PM

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Two Miami Dolphins players knelt during the playing of the national anthem during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night after the team failed to create a policy for how players should handle the situation.

[More: Trump slams NFL kneelers, wants them to 'be suspended without pay']

Receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both sat on the bench while other players stood for the song.

Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist in the air during the anthem.

In May, all NFL teams were allowed to create individual guidelines for what they will require of players following two seasons of controversy over some players protesting racial injustices during the national anthem.

Instead, players were allowed to remain in the locker room during pre-game festivities.

Last month, Trump reiterated his concern over players who knelt or were absent during the anthem. He called on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to punish players with suspension if they do not stand.

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