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December 2nd, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Did Rams executives apologize for Ferguson 'hands up' gesture?

(CNN) – The St. Louis Police Officers' Association was angry after five St. Louis Rams players showed solidarity with Ferguson protesters, walking onto the field Sunday with their hands up, mimicking the 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' gesture that has become a symbol of nationwide protests.

The association's business manager Jeff Roorda met with Rams executives Monday, saying it was "constructive," but he confirmed officials from the NFL team did not apologize.

"We are scheduled to meet with them again tomorrow or the next day, and we're just hopeful that they understand our perspective, and that is that this ... furthers this narrative that Michael Brown was gunned down in cold blood in the streets by Darren Wilson," said Roorda.

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

"What the Rams' management said was they regret that this offended police officers, and they wanted to make it right with us," said Roorda.

For more of our interview with St. Louis Police Officers' Association's Jeff Roorda, check out the video above.

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