Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross stepped down from the NFL’s social justice committee Tuesday after backlash from the fundraiser he held with President Trump, the crew introduced.

Ross got here underneath hearth for internet hosting the fundraiser with the president on Lengthy Island. He’s additionally an government chairman of RISE, which campaigns for social justice initiatives.

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On Thursday, Fox Nation personalities Diamond & Silk weighed in on Ross’s determination to step down from the committee – whose members embrace Arizona Cardinals proprietor Michael Bidwell, Atlanta Falcons proprietor Arthur Clean and Washington Redskins star Josh Norman.

“He shouldn’t have stepped down as a result of if he’s for equality, if he’s for the social justice, he ought to have stayed on the committee,” Diamond stated on “Fox & Buddies.” “I don’t assume Trump supporters ought to get ostracized and criticized or stigmatized as a result of they help him after which all people desires them to step down…He ought to have stayed on the committee.”

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Silk added: “What I actually don’t like about it’s the backlash. Why is that Trump supporters must get backlash. What occurred to equal rights for all? Why can’t we be part of one thing with out backlash? As a result of in the event that they’re capable of help whoever they select to help, why can’t we help who we select to help.”

On this Feb. 4, 2019, file picture, Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross speaks in Davie, Fla. Ross, a billionaire New York investor who’s internet hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for President Donald Trump additionally has a monetary curiosity within the president’s enterprise empire. (AP Picture/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Former NFL defensive finish Chris Lengthy addressed Ross’ departure from the committee in a pair of tweets.

“Simply learn each point out right here and so they’re all fairly shortsighted. We’ve labored w numerous homeowners who lean conservative and have even supported Trump up to now. Nevertheless (and I do not know why I’m explaining this since you’ll by no means concede the purpose),” he tweeted.

“He held a fundraiser for a man who referred to as protesting gamers ‘sons of b—-s’ + campaigned for them to lose jobs. The working group is instantly concerned. You’ll be able to see how that’s a battle of curiosity that transcends politics. I respect SR’s work w RISE. Don’t get it? Can’t assist.”

Diamond took exception with Lengthy speaking about Trump’s earlier feedback.

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“You already know what? Cease it with the antics. OK, return into all people’s previous and see what they stated,” she stated. “I get bored with that too. You return and also you dig up and oh he stated this and now he has to step down. Cease it. Allow us to all come collectively. In the event that they gonna struggle this social justice, if they need equality, come collectively, let’s do it. However ostracizing, criticizing, going again, this tit-for-tat, it’s time to cease it.”

The Dolphins stated in a press release to ESPN that Ross made the choice final week.

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by Stills. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

FILE – On this Dec. 9, 2018, file picture, Miami Dolphins large receiver Kenny Stills (10) stands alongside the sideline in the course of the first half of the crew’s NFL soccer sport in opposition to the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross is defending his help of longtime pal Donald Trump after being criticized about it by Stills. (AP Picture/Wilfredo Lee, File)

“Stephen made the choice final week and knowledgeable the NFL and members of the working committee that he was going to step other than the group and proceed to focus his efforts on RISE,” a Dolphins spokesman advised the community. “He believes in and remains to be totally dedicated to the work that has been carried out by the group and can at all times be a passionate supporter and tireless advocate for social justice causes, the struggle for equal rights and training.”

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Ross was initially criticized by Dolphins large receiver Kenny Stills over the Trump fundraiser. He stated final week he spoke with Ross and so they had “agreed to disagree.”