The New England Patriots throttled the Oakland Raiders in the NFL’s annual Mexico City game 33-8. Star Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch (who always sits for the national anthem) decided to take things one step further. While remaining on the bench for the “Star Spangled Banner,” Lynch had no problem standing for Mexico’s anthem.
From Gateway Pundit:
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the American National Anthem, but stood for the Mexican Anthem.
More, via New York Post:
Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.
There did not appear to be any other protests during the anthem as the afternoon games kicked off. Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games.
The Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas took a knee before their game against Tampa Bay.
Marshawn Lynch sits during the US national anthem, stands for Mexican anyhem pic.twitter.com/8wdaKprEki
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 19, 2017
President Trump wants to see the league suspend Lynch for the season if he sits again:
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
More on Lynch, via KING 5:
Marshawn Lynch didn’t say much publicly as a Seahawk. But he’s unfiltered now as the star of his new online show “No Script.”
Bleacher Report decided to give the former Seahawks star and current Raiders running back his own show, where he hosts interesting guests and embarks on various adventures. Launched in October, the show is pure entertainment and sure to please Hawks fans missing a little Beast Mode.
Lynch is a pure disgrace – no two ways around it.