Marshawn Lynch wears ‘Everybody vs. Trump’ shirt
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch wore a shirt that read “EVERYBODY VS TRUMP” as he arrived at his team’s game Sunday.
Images of him wearing the shirt came amid ongoing protests in the NFL following President Trump’s attacks on players who kneel during the national anthem.
Lynch has been sitting during the national anthem this season, but has not given a direct reason for the move, according to Yahoo Sports.
NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick first began sitting during the national anthem last season to protest racial injustice but soon switched to kneeling.
Nearly every member of the Raiders sat during the national anthem at their game last week.
Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN last week that he “can no longer ask our team to not say something while they are in a Raider uniform. The only thing I can ask them to do is do it with class. Do it with pride.”
Lynch sat again during the national anthem Sunday ahead of the Raiders’ game against the Denver Broncos.
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Trump set off a firestorm when he attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at a campaign rally late last month.
He called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel and for people to walk out of games if they see players kneeling during the anthem.
Players responded by continuing to kneel during the anthem or locking arms in solidarity. The demonstrations continued into games this weekend.
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