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Miami Dolphins Players Wore #IMWITHKAP Shirts in Pregame, Lock Arms During Anthem

Strong message. 

In the wake of Donald Trump's controversial comments which breathed new life into the national anthem protest debate, Miami Dolphins players wore black shirts with #IMWITHKAP on them.

The shirts are a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who sparked a nation-wide debate when he decided to sit during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in America. 

Dolphins players linked arms during the anthem, with owner Stephen Ross joining them. Ross released a statement criticizing Trump's comments and supporting his players on Saturday. A number of Dolphins players did kneel, including Laremy Tunsil, Maurice Smith, Julius Thomas and Kenny Stills.

On Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should "fire" NFL players who protest the anthem and referred to them as "son of a b----." His comments have been criticized by multiple NFL owners, players and the commissioner. Widespread protests are expected across the NFL in defiance of the president.