Sport Lynch sits during national anthem vs. Cardinals

10:20  13 august  2017
10:20  13 august  2017 Source:   theScore

Jack Del Rio had the perfect response to Marshawn Lynch sitting during the national anthem

  Jack Del Rio had the perfect response to Marshawn Lynch sitting during the national anthem The Raiders coach says he'll "respect" Lynch's decisions.After the game, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio was asked about Lynch's decision to do so.

#Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem prior to #NFL game against Cardinals . @usatodaysports "I'd rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered," Lynch said during an appearance on TBS' Conan in September 2016 (h/t SB Nation ).

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch became the latest athlete to not stand during the national anthem ahead of Saturday's preseason game versus the Arizona Cardinals . The Raiders star, who sat out the 2016 season and came out of retirement this spring

  Lynch sits during national anthem vs. Cardinals © USA Today Sports / USA TODAY Sports Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch became the latest athlete to not stand during the national anthem ahead of Saturday's preseason game versus the Arizona Cardinals.

The Raiders star, who sat out the 2016 season and came out of retirement this spring, is the latest NFL player to protest during the anthem, joining Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins - who will continue to do so this year - and free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, among others.

No other players joined Lynch on Saturday.

The protest came amid a day of violence, with a group of white nationalists storming the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. A vehicle drove into a group of counter-protesters, killing at least one person and injuring numerous others.

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Isaiah Thomas on protesting anthem: ‘I’m not going to do it’ .
Many professional athletes have chosen to make a political statement over the past year or so by not standing during the national anthem, but don’t expect Isaiah Thomas to be the next. Many professional athletes have chosen to make a political statement over the past year or so by not standing during the national anthem, but don’t expect Isaiah Thomas to be the next.

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