Trump calls on NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch

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President Trump is calling on the NFL to suspend Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who sat during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Sunday’s game but stood for the Mexican national anthem, which was played because the game took place in Mexico City.

Trump, who has repeatedly criticized NFL players who do not stand for the national anthem, took to Twitter on Monday morning and ripped Lynch for his actions before Sunday’s loss to the Patriots.

“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down,” Trump wrote.

Some NFL players also kneeled for the U.S. anthem but stood for “God Save the Queen” when the NFL played games in London. Trump did not address the matter then.

160 responses to “Trump calls on NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch

  1. Lynch has said I the past that he always sat for the anthem and that this wasnt anything new for him. But to sit for the national anthem then stand for the Mexican anthem flies in the face of his previous comments. He’s always been a guy that gets off by being non-conforming. I don’t think you can single him out and suspend him though. I also don’t think it’s a coincidence the raiders are struggling this year. He’s very divisive in the locker room. Just karma baby !

  2. Agree 100%. This is way worse than pulling a girls top down at a party. It’s killing the NFL. So many empty seats yesterday. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s becoming a joke and Lynch is an idiot.

  3. Maybe the Raiders should suspend Lynch given a video I saw of him smiling on the bench at the end of a game where the Pats bullied and took the Raiders lunch money? Tough to say, the video may somehow be out of context.

  4. It’s a good thing that Trump wouldn’t be so cynical as to engage in culture war politics to score cheap points with his base…especially when there are way more serious problems to deal with right now.

  5. He can’t play anymore so he resorts to things like this to get attention he does these sort of things it’s ok ,,, it’s really meaningless in the end ,,no one cares about his skittles anymore nobody cares about his breathing mask anymore ,,pretty much his sideline dancing has gone away because he has nothing to celebrate on a football field anymore etc etc etc so this his how he rolls at the end of his career ,, hey Marshawn why don’t you drink the water while your there also wash some skittles down with it while your at it !

  6. Doesn’t Trump have more important things he should be doing rather than commenting on Lynch? I think so, we get it he isn’t a fan of NFL football players.

  7. Once again, he’s not wrong.

    Not only is unemployment at 45 year lows after his regulation-cutting and pro-growth approach, but he is single-highhandedly trying to save the NFL from the stupidity of its Commissioner. Bless him.

  8. It seems like most of the teams with kneelers/sitters have been pretty bad this year (other than Seattle). Maybe if they spent more time concentrating on football they would be better at football.

  9. coltluger says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Isn’t there more important things for the president to be worried about right now?
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    Unlike his predecessor, this President cares about the public’s attitude toward the country and its symbols that bind. As for doing something else, he must be considering that unemployment is at a 45 year low and consumer and manufacturer confidence at 15 year highs and sanctions just imposed on North Korea without a Chinese veto (to say nothing of rescuing those UCLA basketball players from a Chinese prison).

  10. If I were the owner he would have been sent to the locker room, been immediately cut from the team and left off the place so he could remain in Mexico.

  11. People do what they like/want bc of presidents like Trump who made them do it. Another word, Americans are disrespecting the flag, bc president had showed bad examples but telling others to not do it. Hypocrite.

  12. People do what they like/want bc of presidents like Trump who made them do it. Another word, Americans are disrespecting the flag, bc president had showed bad examples but telling others to not do it. It all starts from top. Hypocrite.

  13. coltluger says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am
    Isn’t there more important things for the president to be worried about right now?

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    He has time to tweet about the NFL constantly but not enough time to codemn Roy Moore?

  14. Whatever. None of the Raiders had a good time on that trip. The Patriots beat them like a rug so any symbolism you want to infer got carried out there.

  15. eagleswin says:
    November 20, 2017 at 7:35 am
    coltluger says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am
    Isn’t there more important things for the president to be worried about right now?

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    He has time to tweet about the NFL constantly but not enough time to codemn Roy Moore?

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    I think he is waiting for thigs to get confirmed before condemning, which is smart. He waited until there was video on Franken then he did speak out quite promptly. Its a prudent approach to wait like that because you dont want to drag a guy out if its untue. The same concept applies to Winston right now.

  16. Trump cannot leave the NFL alone can he? The bitterness of being rejected and losing to the NFL will never die. Tons of things happening in our country and he’s focused on this topic. Sad!

  17. Maybe it’s already been stated somewhere, but I can’t be the only one who reads Trump’s tweets in his voice. Also, I used to have Lynch’s back through all his antics. Not anymore.

  18. I wonder if Trump is secretly angling for Goodell’s job. That’s a much better gig than President.

  19. The Ravens and Jags did this in London! Lynch’s sitting then standing is not new or unique! Foe the few who watched the anthem in London Raven’s D knelt for US anthem then the UK anthem started. Suggs looked around, got this stupid look on his face then all stood!
    No, Lynch wasn’t first, difference is that more people watched game in Mexico!

  20. 8oneanddones says:
    November 20, 2017 at 8:01 am
    I wonder if Trump is secretly angling for Goodell’s job. That’s a much better gig than President.

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    Apparently a ton less accountability.

  21. President Trump is doing what a normal American would do in the White House. He’s calling things like he sees them and he’s going to be around a lot longer than Marshawn Lynch who will probably forget his own name in a handful of years.

  22. several weeks ago Trump sat, talked and cracked jokes with Hannitty while EVERYONE else at that Air National Guard Base in PA stood saluting or with hand over heart while Retreat was being played (flag lowering ceremony).

    Hypocrite

  23. Didn’t watch a single NFL game this week.The college ball was great. Navy vs Notre Dame was awesome. Players played the game with class. Why would I want to bunch of self important idiots like Marshawn Lynch play bad football and show disrespect to the only country in the world that would provide this moron the opportunities he has had.

  24. Lynch has the IQ of a Skittle. He cannot form complete sentences so he avoids the media. This is only his latest disgrace. Trump is rarely right but he is on this one.

  25. If any of you were the owners you would understand the cab. But since your not you Don’t! You can’t make up rules as you go guys sorry!

  26. Good god. Get over your political selves. Someone should have warned you growing up that there are “jerks” in the world that will do things that may bother you. You will have to learn how to ignore the jerks. You should have that all figured out by the time you exit the Jr. High. Some learn slower than others. While others never learn.

  27. I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
    — Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Aug. 26, 2016
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    This protest has always been about disrespecting America.

  28. “My ratings are the lowest of any president ever, okay? The lowest! I am going to rile up my ignorant base by sowing seeds of division in the NFL. Hopefully their ratings will drop like mine. Surely there are enough dumb Americans to fall for it and back me!”
    – Trump

  29. This took hours longer than I expected. I get Trump only tweets in the mornings?

    Don’t hold your breath expecting Lynch to respond. As protests go, his is really weird.

  30. Lynch using “The Kaep Effect” perfectly!!!

    I love and respect a good troll game!!

    #hypocritesfallback

  31. why does he need to comment about ratings in every tweet like that’s the important thing? the president just got trolled by an NFL player.

  32. why is the President of the United States picking on Marshawn Lynch, the player anthem protests are all but over but he cant let them end. much like his Hillary infatuation. what sad person he is, money cant buy you everything donnie

  33. RegisHawk says:
    November 20, 2017 at 7:37 am
    Those who can, do.

    Those who can’t, start twitter wars to distract from that fact.
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    That sounds like the difference between the Patriots and the Seahawks. You mad bro?

  34. why is the President of the United States picking on Marshawn Lynch, the player anthem protests are all but over but he cant let them end. Very much like his Hillary infatuation. Its so sad to see the “leader” of America constantly put down fellow Americans.

  35. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    November 20, 2017 at 7:07 am

    He can’t play anymore so he resorts to things like this to get attention he does these sort of things it’s ok ,,, it’s really meaningless in the end ,,no one cares about his skittles anymore nobody cares about his breathing mask anymore ,,pretty much his sideline dancing has gone away because he has nothing to celebrate on a football field anymore etc etc etc so this his how he rolls at the end of his career ,, hey Marshawn why don’t you drink the water while your there also wash some skittles down with it while your at it !

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    The sad thing is that Lynch was probably the best player on the Raiders yesterday.

    I actually expected the Raiders to give the Patriots (without Hogan, Andrews, Slater, etc) a decent game. It wasn’t even a scrimmage.

  36. Wow the 15 minutes on this are up. Long ago. Original stuff. The right people are aware of the police brutality and i believe it is being worked on. Hey let’s protest cancer while were at….like no one is trying to cure that!
    Everybody is a victim these days. Starting to think its not equality that will make people happy….it is starting to appear that they want more. much more

  37. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 20, 2017 at 8:01 am
    As usual biotch mode took advantage of a look at me moment to market himself. ‘I’m a nonconformist rebel. You can be too just buy my gear’

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    You know he donates the profits to charity, right? What do you do?

  38. coltluger says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am
    Isn’t there more important things for the president to be worried about right now?

    434 222 Rate This
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    Amazing how many people don’t think so…smh

  39. Who’s ratings are lower, Trumps or NFL’s?

    One has to wonder why Trump is attacking the NFL so much. Probably because like everything else he wants to create division among people and make it appear he’s “for the people”.

  40. Michael E says:
    November 20, 2017 at 7:18 am
    If I were the owner he would have been sent to the locker room, been immediately cut from the team and left off the place so he could remain in Mexico.
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    So because you don’t agree with what he did, you would fire him, and abandon him in a foreign country? This is the interesting thing about this whole debate, on both sides. if you don’t agree with what I think, then I want the worst things to happen to you.

    Why can’t it be, lets find a common ground and work to fix a problem?

    Also, Marshawn can easily afford his own ticket home, and probably would enjoy his time in Mexico on a sunny beach. I don’t think he is too concerned about that.

  41. Net of this is that the orange one remembers that when he tried to influence ESPN to fire one of their writers he was told that that is against the law and a major crime. He wants out of office so bad you can taste it. He’s doing his best to display total, and utter, incompetence.

  42. No problem – this is his last year because he’s a loser.

    Depends on how long the investigation takes, because special prosecutions…

    OH WAIT. You were talking about Marshawn. Haha, carry on.

  43. Good god. Get over your political selves. Someone should have warned you growing up that there are “jerks” in the world that will do things that may bother you. You will have to learn how to ignore the jerks. You should have that all figured out by the time you exit the Jr. High. Some learn slower than others. While others never learn.

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    Fully agree. The problem for me is when a complete jerk became president and started dominating my news feed every single day with stupid stuff that makes me embarrassed ashamed and sad as an American to see how far the office of POTUS has fallen.

  44. This dope thinks he’s a dictator. Stop worrying about when Marshawn stands, and come up with a tax plan that doesn’t penalize the middle class! How anyone can support this guy is beyond me.

  45. Hilarious that this is what Trump focuses his energy on… doesn’t he have more important things to worry about?

  46. I don’t see what playing sports has to do with the National Anthem. Just stop playing the anthem at major sports events unless it’s for the national teams. My office doesn’t play the Anthem when I start my day. You don’t sing the national anthem before church. The plane doesn’t sing the anthem prior to take-off. So let’s just be done with it already, who cares?

  47. eagleswin says:
    November 20, 2017 at 7:35 am
    coltluger says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:49 am
    Isn’t there more important things for the president to be worried about right now?

    ———————–

    He has time to tweet about the NFL constantly but not enough time to codemn Roy Moore?

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    As Chief Executive (and head of the prosecutorial power of government) it would be inappropriate for him to condemn someone who has been accused of a crime.

    It is certainly appropriate for him to call out another citizen who disrespects the flag/anthem and all that they stand for.

    For any American to disrespect the ideals of this nation should be seen by all free peoples as a very clear sign what these protesters really want – tyrants. Their tyrants.

  48. That sounds like the difference between the Patriots and the Seahawks

    No, the difference would be when one team gets caught breaking the rules, they own up to it and deal with the penalties and the other is the Pats.

  49. Going to be a long 7 more years for some of you folks. NFL Sponsors, choose your side wisely, Anti-America NFL protestors or Those that support our great country. Ford, Nike, and now surprisingly Papa Johns, fully support NFL employee protests against the country. Not a good look, expect the worst ratings in decades for thanksgiving games.

  50. “they own up to it and deal with the penalties and the other is the Pats.”

    Except, the Patriots didn’t get “caught” because they didn’t do anything that violated the rules. They were the victims of a manufactured fraud which is documented in the Wells Report, which you clearly didn’t read.

  51. I think the point that a lot of you are missing is that Lynch is supposedly protesting police corruption in the US but police corruption in Mexico is exponentially worse yet he stands to respect that country’s national anthem. All Lynch did was show how truly ignorant he really is about the issue and that he’s just a complete fraud of a person (which most of us already knew). How anyone admires this douche b/c of their dislike of the President also goes to show you how naive a lot our fellow citizens are which is very scary for the future of our country, but maybe we’ll all grow up soon and learn to get along again as mature adults.

  52. Marshawn Lynch is a turd, he’s always has been a turd, always will be a turd and this is just the sort thing that turds do.
    The best thing to do is exactly what Trump said. Suspend him. Using the NFL and national TV as a platform to flagrantly urinate on our nation should never be allowed. The commissioner is a total PC dupe on this and has allowed irreparable damage to the league because of his limp wristed passivism on this matter. As much as I can’t stand Jerry Jones…he’s 100% right regarding Goodell.

  53. Can the American people suspend Trump’s Twitter account. instead?

    What a joke. How about “leading” the country instead of being distracting about football?

  54. “they own up to it and deal with the penalties and the other is the Pats.”

    Except, the Patriots didn’t get “caught”

    Like I said…

  55. Going to be a long 7 more years for some of you folks. NFL Sponsors, choose your side wisely, Anti-America NFL protesters or Those that support our great country.
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    So the NFL is anti America? Do you have any idea how much money they donate to charities? Do you have any idea how much time NFL players spend with sick kids in hospitals?

    Is it fair to say you are sort of lumping all the NFL players into a extreme minority category to fit a your political argument? Seems that most NFL players are doing a lot of good for this country.

  56. America, she has done all her evil under that flag! She puts her hand on a Bible and swears oath yet you can’t even pray in school. She’s taken the main instructor out of the schools

  57. tRump destroyed the USFL and now he’s trying screw up the NFL as well. I don’t care if the players want to protest or not, that is their right.

    I’m also trying to think of what was going through the Raiders heads when they thought it would be a good idea to sign Lynch. He is the most overrated RB in the league, add in his ability to divide a locker room with his being out of shape and out of the game for a year and you have a disaster.

  58. America so concerned with her image. If she was so good to every human being, everybody would be standing and the government wouldn’t have to force us to be patriotic

  59. edenprairieballer says:

    Pretty disgusting that NFL players stand for the Mexican anthem but not for the USA anthem. I am with Trump on this one.———————————–
    correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Don the Con swear to uphold the Constitution? hum? as liddle as he’s accomplished in the last year his direct disdain for the Constitution is probably the worst of his actions.

  60. Majority of Americans could care less what little hands Trump wants. Time for that POS in the oval office to get things done instead of worrying about athletes.

  61. It should be noted that the Hypocrite=in chief, “keeled” FIVE times when his country called on him to serve during the Vietnam War. Remember that while he is trying to distract you from what is going on.

  62. “Fully agree. The problem for me is when a complete jerk became president and started dominating my news feed every single day with stupid stuff that makes me embarrassed ashamed and sad as an American to see how far the office of POTUS has fallen.”
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    I feel the same way as you. Except that had started with the Community Organizer …

    I can’t even imagine what we will elect as a POTUS next time.

  63. He should be suspended, you sit for the American anthem, and stand for Mexico, talk
    about completely out of order. He’s an idiot anyway. The Raiders should do something
    with him.
    The President should have left those 3 idiots in China, for a year in jail. That’s
    what they deserved, another trio of complete losers in this country.

  64. “RegisHawk says:
    November 20, 2017 at 10:27 am
    “they own up to it and deal with the penalties and the other is the Pats.”

    Except, the Patriots didn’t get “caught”

    Like I said…

    You really only demonstrated your ignorance, by “saying something” and having someone point out your ignorance does not support that your original ignorance has been proven as factual.

  65. Lynch is a traitor. He’s pathetic and Davis is a schmuck for hiring him. By hiring him he wanted to “use” Raider Nation fans to fill the seats in the face of :RELOCATING” the team to Las Vegas. RELOCATION of any NFL teams is a betrayal of the hometwown fans and NFL at large.

  66. tRump destroyed the USFL and now he’s trying screw up the NFL as well.
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    Wrong.

    The USFL pinned their future to the anti-trust case against the NFL… Which they WON!! They proved IN COURT, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the NFL was holding them down.

    But unlike todays society, the courts and the public didn’t care about the squabbles of multi-millionaires. Despite the victory, the USFL wasn’t awarded major damages. They had to close their doors.

  67. Trump is right but he is the wrong messenger, this is a distraction from a criminal probe that has entangled his son and son in law and seems to be moving it’s way up the chain of command every week. He will not be there much longer since he does not have the mental acumen or class to handle a federal investigation the way Nixon and Reagan did. The same die hard supporters and I’m not saying all Trump voters but I am sure most of you know what I mean spend their time defending Trump about the flag while simultaneously ripping on Mueller, an honorable Vietnam hero and will deny everything until he recommends charges to Paul Ryan who will jump on the opportunity he has been waiting for to either become VP or Pres.

  68. I disagree with Howard Stern, Trump LOVES this job, he loves to argue with everybody and anybody and doesn’t care what the repercussions. The rest of the time he spends it burning people he doesn’t like. Real work, he passes on to congress.

  69. If you don’t understand that the progressive efforts to destroy the NFL are just part of their overall strategy for radical involuntary social change, you have been asleep for the last 40 years.

  70. Why doesn’t someone get Lynch the mental help that he needs? His actions throughout his career has demonstrated that he has a major problem! i was getting on the Raider’s bandwagon until they brought him onto the team.

  71. The usual mix of anti-Trumpers in full force here with bitter triggered snowflakes and unappreciative socialists. Marshawn’s a selfish cancer and dim bulb. And understanding Trump’s multi-tasking may be a bit much for those in non-working “safe-space” environments.

  72. aarons444 says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:36 am
    tRump destroyed the USFL and now he’s trying screw up the NFL as well.
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    Wrong.

    The USFL pinned their future to the anti-trust case against the NFL… Which they WON!! They proved IN COURT, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the NFL was holding them down.

    But unlike todays society, the courts and the public didn’t care about the squabbles of multi-millionaires. Despite the victory, the USFL wasn’t awarded major damages. They had to close their doors.
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    Wrong.

    Trump was the only USFL owner who wanted to challenge the NFL as everyone else was satisfied to ply their trade in the springtime. Trump used his bully tactics to force the others to support his delusional plan to be awarded a third NFL franchise in New York City. The USFL won, alright. Three dollars. And yes, they had to close their doors. And yes, this was all Trump’s doing.

    There’s a “30 for 30” about this. Check it out and see what kind of leader this guy really is.

  73. You really only demonstrated your ignorance, by “saying something” and having someone point out your ignorance does not support that your original ignorance has been proven as factual.

    LOL…deny to the end all you want.

  74. Run the country and leave this petty crap alone… The NFL is in a whirlwind crap storm over the this issue. Viewership is down… soon there will only be people who cant afford tickets watching the game… then will go to pay preview… Just like boxing it will be an afterthought

  75. 15 black men were cleared of charges yesterday in Chicago after a crooked cop tried to extort them. Don’t wanna bring politics to a sport site but i have a feeling this might be why some players are still kneeling. What would be interesting is to ask lynch if he evens knows about certain events like this or is he just being divisive because then him vs trump might be more entertaining then dolphins games.

  76. gridironmike,

    How do you bully a millionaire?

    Blame Trump all you want, those owners followed him like sheep to the slaughter.

    I watched the documentary. Do you remember the part where Clint Manges couldn’t make payroll? Rick Neusheisel and his teammates rally racing to cash their checks? Half the owners were in the same spot. They may have made payroll, but most of them had their hand out.

    “Small potatoes”

    As I said, their future hinged on winning that lawsuit. They busted.

  77. Eminem said he is angry that Trump didn’t respond to him. Yet trump trolls nfl players kneeling, liangelo ball, and kaepernick. I’d like to see Trump go after someone like Eminem…Eminem can’t be fired from a job for responding and his fan base is probably bigger then Trumps fan base at this point.

  78. Wish we ask the players kneeling how to improve, so they will love America too when most people know there is an issue. We don’t have any solutions

  79. Well it would help the NFL out if they started punishing these players. Their ratings aren’t exactly doing so well right now.

  80. taintedsaints2009 says: November 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    I’m sure most people would agree the US is more oppressive than Mexico!
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    How much time you spend in Mexico? A good country, but their only real advantage they have over us in the oppression department would be that they have nearly Zero SJW’s telling people how to think and act.

  81. Ronald Mc Don ald should not even be president and that is an issue that will be addressed just like when the Dems cooked Nixon…good golly what a bunch of morons…

  82. rex2020 says:
    November 20, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Wow the 15 minutes on this are up. Long ago. Original stuff. The right people are aware of the police brutality and i believe it is being worked on. Hey let’s protest cancer while were at….like no one is trying to cure that!
    Everybody is a victim these days. Starting to think its not equality that will make people happy….it is starting to appear that they want more. much more
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    Some will never stop the inequality stuff because they want to be first among equals. As soon as they admit that a problem is fixed and that all are equal they lose perks like affirmative action and other things that give them an advantage over other people. It is very sad to be part of a culture or ethnicity that tells you from birth that you are less than any other group of people and you grow up believing that so much that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Usually when you think that one group thinks they are better than you it is because you think that group is better than you.

  83. Puerto Rico is still without after a devastating hurricane and the marmalade is mostly concerned about an NFL player……

  84. The last guy was proud of the protests against the country, the new guy supports the country on and off American soil. Don’t understand the hate. Kinda sad actually.

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