Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem: ‘It’s Not A Form Of Anything Other Than Me Being Myself’
Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem
All eyes were on Marshawn Lynch on Saturday when he remained seated during the National Anthem at the Raiders preseason game.
Many assumed he was standing, well, sitting in support of Colin Kaepernick, while others felt it was in protest of the racist rally and violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio addressed Lynch’s decision to remain seated with reporters following the game.
Talked to Marshawn. Wanted to make sure we’re on the same page. He said, `This is something I’ve done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself.
I said, `Just so you understand how I feel, I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I’m going to respect you as a man. You do your thing, OK? So that’s a non-issue for me.
Levi Damien pointed out that a part of the quote is missing:
Part of the quote is missing. After he said “you do your thing, ok?” he says “and we’ll do ours”
— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) August 13, 2017
Some media outlets have gone as far as digging up old photos and videos of Marshawn Lynch standing for the anthem to discredit his decision to sit now.
I don’t have time…