MIAMI (AP) â Black and white Miami Dolphins players and coach Brian Flores released a video on social media Thursday saying theyâll protest racial injustice by remaining in their locker room during the national anthem.
The two-minute, 15-second video featured nearly 20 players trading stern rhymes about the nationâs social protest movement.
âIf you speak up for change, then I shut up and play,â safety Bobby McCain said.
The NFL plans to play the national anthem and âLift Every Voice and Singâ â the Black national anthem â before every game this weekend, including the Dolphinsâ opener Sunday at New England. The Dolphins have been asked several times this week by reporters whether theyâll stand or kneel for the songs.
“If we could just right our wrongs, we wouldnât need two songs,â center Ted Karras said in the video.
âWeâll just skip the long production and stay inside,â tight end Mike Gesicki said.
Flores, wearing a T-shirt that read VOTE, closed the video in unity with his players.
âBefore the media starts wondering and guessing, they just answered all your questions,â Flores said. âWeâll just stay inside.â