Marshawn Lynch Explains He’s Been Sitting During The National Anthem For 11 Years
Social Media Went Crazy After Marshawn Lynch Was Seen Sitting During National Anthem (TWEETS)
Last night, Marshawn Lynch decided to sit and eat a banana during the playing of the National Anthem. Most took it as a continuation of the protest that Colin Kaepernick started last year.
Lynch chose not to talk to reporters after the game, per usual. He did explain to head coach Jack Del Rio that it was something he did consistently for 11 years, and no one ever said anything until the former San Francisco 49ers QB made it into a thing.
Regardless of the reason, emotions are still high from Kaepernick’s protest, which has resulted in the continued blackballing of him from the league.
Not surprisingly, social media lost its collective minds on the Oakland Raiders running back.
If u are worry about Marshawn Lynch sitting during the anthem but not worry about the racist and terrorist acts in Charlottesville smh
— Zach Brown (@ZachBrown_55) August 13, 2017
Shout out to Marshawn Lynch.. Every single Black athlete should be sitting during the national anthem based on the nazism on display today https://t.co/WFpWikAXMc — Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch is exactly the type of nigga we need to sit during the national anthem cuz he don’t give not one single fuck
— Bute&Thick (@_moniemontana) August 13, 2017
So called patriots care more about songs and flags then the actual people they represent. You do your thing Marshawn Lynch. — TheEducatedMinority❄ (@Proud2Progress) August 13, 2017
If you’re mad about Marshawn lynch sitting for the National Anthem, but not about trump being silent on white supremacy, unfollow me.
— (@ye_inspired) August 13, 2017
Timeout. Marshawn Lynch had a BANANA while sitting during the Anthem ?let them try blackmail HIM,this man gives 0 fcks about ANYTHING ✊ pic.twitter.com/alFD5IyvLZ — Villaz (@ChrisVillaz) August 13, 2017
So y’all will defend white supremacists 1st amendment rights but want Marshawn Lynch and Kaepernick kicked out of the NFL? It doesn’t add up
— Claire ✨ (@fka_claire) August 13, 2017
Someone’s going to call Marshawn Lynch “Unamerican” and Marshawn’s response is going to be a classic, watch. — Cozy Altidore (@justingoldchain) August 13, 2017
marshawn lynch the realest nigga to touch a football https://t.co/aKifpsGWJp
— solar powered melly (@planetmelly) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch is a national treasure and we must protect him at all costs
— Ben (@BenFromDC) August 13, 2017
Lost a lot of respect for Marshawn Lynch today — Treinta y Cinco (@Cor5Thom) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch from the Raiders sat during the national anthem. He should get national dissent just like 49ers player.
— #PresidentTrump (@DonaldUS2016) August 13, 2017
Looks like we have another NFL player who openly hates our country, this time Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem. Move to Mexico! — Josh Hall (@realJoshuaHall) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch If You Are Stupid Enough To Sit On Your Azz For A Object That People Died For For You To Be Free.. You Should Stay Seated!
— American Patriot (@txoutlawiv) August 13, 2017
old white football fans think that’s worst than what happened in charlottesville
— Chad Matthews (@chadsrevenge) August 13, 2017
Get the fuck up marshawn lynch you stupid motherfuckin stupid ass bitch stupid idiot — matt (@matthewmatics_) August 13, 2017
I can’t believe so many people are praising and encouraging disrespect to our country you people and Marshawn Lynch should leave the country
— The Stinger (@MLG_St1nger) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch, Another millionaire disrespecting the country where he made it. — Dave Bentley (@tah577) August 13, 2017
If you needed an example of where we are as a country, there are people more offended by Marshawn Lynch eating a banana than by neo-nazism.
— Clay Lawer (@KCCOreo13) August 13, 2017
What the heck is wrong with Marshawn Lynch? …disrespecting the country that gave him everything just because he’s an athlete! — Dennis Pitts (@dpittsla) August 13, 2017
I was happy to see Marshawn Lynch back in The NFL. Now I will be happy to see him leave the country for North Korea and experience freedom.
— Al Linner (@Linneral) August 13, 2017
Marshawn Lynch, disrespecting the flag of the only country that would make his career a reality. — The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) August 13, 2017