The loudest voices of the NFL — guys like Marshawn Lynch — are using their platforms to disrespect the national anthem and as of Sunday, to trash the President of the United States.
I thought this was an American sport? From their actions, thugs like Lynch would make one think we’re playing in a Communist nation.
CBS sports reports:
On Aug. 12, Marshawn Lynch took a seat during the national anthem before his first preseason game with the Raiders. More than a month later, on Sept. 22, Donald Trump criticized players who have protested racial injustice by not standing for the anthem. On Sunday, Lynch responded.
Beast Mode arrived at the Raiders’ game against the Broncos wearing an “Everybody vs. Trump” shirt.
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch wears "Everybody vs Trump" T-shirt to game pic.twitter.com/NEcvuG3b8i
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As of 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Trump has not responded to Lynch’s shirt. At this point, it’d come as a huge surprise if Trump didn’t have anything to say considering how often he’s been tweeting about the NFL and the league-wide unity demonstrations in the wake of his comments.
On Sept. 22, Trump said that players who protest racial inequality by refusing to stand for the anthem should be fired.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now,” Trump said. “Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.”
“You know, some owner is going to do that, he’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired,'” Trump continued. “And that owner, they don’t know it — they’re friends of mine, many of them — they don’t know it, they’ll be the most popular person for a week, they’ll be the most popular person in this country, because that’s a total disrespect of our heritage, that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for.”
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