In a video posted to Facebook, former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wanted to take some time to commend the peaceful protest conducted from Oakland Tech.
He also laid into Oakland police for reportedly spraying tear gas as protesters gathered near his Beast Mode store in downtown Oakland on Monday night.
“At the end of the day, I understand, respect you’ve got a job, but I’ve got one question for 5-0,” Lynch said in the video post. “If that’s your momma, your wife, your daughter, your son, is you still shooting that shit?”
“You fuck them up, what are you really providing for (your family)?” Lynch asks, referring to his proposed hypothetical. “I’ve just got a question.”
Roughly 15,000 protesters gathered at Oakland Technical High School — Lynch’s alma mater — and marched downtown to protest the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis cops last week.