The Cleveland union states that it felt compelled to launch its own protest after players for the Cleveland Browns took a knee during the national anthem in an August 21 preseason game, the New York Post reports.
Approximately one dozen players for the Cleveland Browns took a knee last month to protest the national anthem in their preseason game against the New York Giants. The Huffington Post notes it was one of the largest anti-national anthem demonstrations since they began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.
The police protest is set to take to take place during the Browns’ season opener on September 10. Traditionally, members of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association would participate in the ceremonious unfurling of a giant American flag across the field during the playing of the national anthem. In protest, however, the association has opted out this year.
According to the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the officers are frustrated by the fact that the management for the Cleveland Browns allowed the team to protest the national anthem.Read more at TheNewAmerican