Sport Lynch sits during national anthem vs. Cardinals

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

Lynch sits during anthem in Raiders loss in Arizona

  Lynch sits during anthem in Raiders loss in Arizona Marshawn Lynch made the biggest news of what otherwise was a routine preseason NFL game by sitting during the national anthem prior to the Oakland Raiders' 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood.

#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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John Lynch regrets calling anthem protests ‘divisive’ .
49ers general manager John Lynch earlier this week called national anthem protests "divisive" and had an opportunity on Friday to clarify his statement. "If I could take one thing back, I would have changed that word because of the negative connotation," Lynch said Friday on KNBR's "Murph & Mac" show. Lynch received criticism for his remarks while players throughout the league continue various forms of protest in light of the fatal attack at a white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

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