Besides being one of the toughest running backs the National Football League has ever seen, Marshawn Lynch is easily one of the greatest human beings with how he continues to give back to the place he grew up.
Beast Mode appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last week where he was asked about Donald Trump attacking his character as “unpatriotic” for not standing for the National Anthem.
He responded just as you thought:
“That motherf—ker says a lot of shit,” Lynch said of Trump. “But at the end of the day, you call me unpatriotic, but you come to my neighborhood where I’m from and you’ll see me take the shirt off my back and give it to someone in need. I mean what would you call that?”
Marshawn is well known for giving back to his Oakland community, which is why he’s the Raiders Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
During that interview with Maher, he was asked about the ongoing effort to genetrify Oakland and what it meant to him.
“It’s basically when, for me, it’s a lot of white people come move into the hood and kick everybody out that’s there,” Lynch told Maher. “I’ve been a witness of it since I was a small jitterbug so I mean now that I’m grown up and I’m seeing it, I understand it a little more.”
“While banging my head against people,” Lynch said of playing football, “I had the opportunity to make a couple dollars so therefore I started to go and buy up some real estate in the area where I grew up at in order to give people opportunity for housing.”
And we still aren’t worthy of a Marshawn Lynch. pic.twitter.com/rSDRS92H6i
— Raquelle (@Quellez) January 19, 2019