Police officers are slamming back against NFL players national anthem protests Chris Trotman/Getty Images
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins and Kenny Stills #10 of the Miami Dolphins take a knee during the national anthem prior to the game against the New York Jets at the Hard Rock Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Police officers in Florida have apparently had it with national anthem protests.

According to Fox Business, police officers in Florida cut its staffing off off-duty officers for the Miami Dolphins-New York Jets game over the weekend due to the protests by about one-third.

“Dade County Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera told the Miami Herald on Sunday that the police presence will be ‘the minimal amount where they feel safe, but I don?t think they?re going to have the ideal amount.'”

The move comes after the police union asked deputies to stop their police escort of the Dolphins. Police and EMTs also pushed back against the anthem protests by the Cleveland Browns.

For much of the NFL, protests have slowed in recent weeks, including for the Dolphins, where just three players remained in the locker room instead of protesting by taking a knee.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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