Anthem-Protesting Dolphins Star Kenny Stills Rips Team Owner for Supporting Trump


Miami Dolphins wide receiver and national anthem protester Kenny Stills took issue Wednesday with the fact that his team’s owner is set to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump is scheduled to attend a fundraising luncheon later this week at the home of real estate developer and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

“Tickets are priced at $100,000 for a photo opportunity and lunch, and $250,000 for the package that includes the roundtable discussion,” The Post noted, citing a copy of the invite.

The proceeds will go to Trump victory, which raises money for Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Stills was not pleased to hear this news.

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“You can’t have a non profit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump,” he tweeted Wednesday, attaching a photo of the mission statement for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, a nonprofit founded by Ross, according to USA Today.

“We are a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations,” RISE’s mission statement reads.

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“Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality,” it adds.

Stills is no stranger to voicing his political views.

As Sports Illustrated pointed out, he has protested during the playing of the national anthem by kneeling or refusing to come out onto the field for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

As a result, he’s been praised by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend of kneeling during the national anthem.

“My Brothers @kstills and [fellow Dolphin Albert Wilson] continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed!” Kaepernick tweeted last September.

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“They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!”

Stills caught 37 passes for 553 yards and six touchdowns last season.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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