Report: Miami Dolphins Planning Social Justice Protest for Season Opener

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The Miami Dolphins will make some sort of gesture to create more awareness of social and racial injustices when they play the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Byron Jones, who will be playing in his first game with the Dolphins on Sunday, offered no details about what the players will do.

The protest is something that will be collectively decided on by the players. Veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy contributed extra insight into the process.

Such gestures have been expected for months given the numerous racial conflicts in American society that have taken place during the offseason.

One of the central components of such protests has focused on conflicts between African-Americans and police, which have resulted in the deaths of individuals such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

While acts of protest by NFL players would possibly be met with booing by fans under normal circumstances, the lack of fans due to the coronavirus pandemic effectively eliminates that scenario.

It will be interesting to see what Dolphins players end up doing to express their beliefs.

It will also be interesting to see if they can get the win against their bitter division rivals in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.