Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem

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Marshawn Lynch took a seat on the bench during the national anthem before Friday night’s game against the Lions, via multiple reports.

It’s the same thing the Raiders running back did all of last season.

There were no other reports of protests in the two games Friday. The Lions linked arms during the anthem, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

But several players either were not on the field for the anthem or took a knee during the anthem Thursday. That included Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, who took a knee along with receiver Albert Wilson.

Three Seahawks left the field for the anthem before their game, and four Jaguars stayed inside for the anthem before their game.

It prompted President Donald Trump to take to Twitter on Friday morning to criticize players who didn’t stand for the anthem.

89 responses to “Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem

  1. R.I.P. NFL.
    You had a nice run, but now I’ll be doing more productive things with my Sundays, such as hitting the gym, going for a motorcycle ride, and maybe taking my wife out to lunch.

  2. See that run by lynch? I never have seen him run that fast. That was like 4.4 or maybe faster speed.

  3. Everyone should just ignore this and don’t put a camera on them or cover it. Just like ignoring a brat child and they cry themselves to sleep.

  4. My fantasy football league is adding three points per game for players who “protest the national anthem.”

  5. The NFL should have stood up to Trump instead of groveling at the feet of a bully and he would have moved on to something else. Too late now….

  6. he had a nice 60 yard TD run that was called back ..but it showed he still has enough speed to take it to the house…who cares if anyone stands or sits it has nothing to do with our flag or our military anyways !!..everyone knows what the protest is really about ..RAIDER NATION !!

  7. Nobody has accused him of being a genius. Being rich because you can run the rock doesn’t mean you have anything of value to say.

  8. A side note that is slightly more interesting than Lynch sitting for the Anthem is that he can’t drive a golf cart. Zzzzzzzzz likely only one more year and he won’t make headlines anymore.

  9. This is easy to solve. Either let them do what they want as an employer or tell them if they don’t stand they don’t get paid. The NFL can fix this. I wouldn’t pay them.

  10. I have purchased NFL sunday ticket since it’s inception, I called them today to make sure I can cancel and get a full refund, they told me I can up until september 23…I am patiently waiting to hear the NFL’s response to this….The NFL lead by Roger Goodell are a bunch of cowards, and I say this respectfully, if you stand with the protesters which obviously they do, make a statement and say this is how it’s going to be, or go against them, either way, take a position, I assure you they will do nothing

    At this point, my issue is with the NFL, clearly there internal polls say they are losing alot of money so they came out with policy 2, then when Trump spoke “Clearly” they hate Trump and don’t want to be seen on his side, so again they are doing nothing…

    I am not promoting any boycott, but last year I did not purchase any NFL gear or wear it, first time ever…this year I will give it to the last week of preaseason, but the NFL doesn’t come out with their “Official” stance, for the first time in my life I will cancel Sunday Ticket, and move on to other things, again either way, take a stand…

    When I call any business, verizon or directTV, I don’t want to hear a worker lecture me about Social Justice, so why should I get the same from The National Football league, I buy a product and I just don’t care about any employees view, combined with the fact I am 100% againist their view…what is social injustice, what about The Rouney Rule, Affirmative Action or Race based scholarships…comibine with criminals with raps sheets running from the cops, because we now know it is a false narrative as Stand Up Don’t shot never happened, and Michael Brown did charge the cop, and Michael Bennett was never profiled in Vegas…

    So the bottom line Miami Dolphins and Roger Goodell, you talked a big game, but where are your actions and more importantly what is your position, obviously you support the Kenny Stills and Malcolm Jenkins, and at this point English Premiere League appears to be a better option, as I watched World Cup this Summer, there was not one player of one country showing the disrespect the NFL does every week.

    Respectfully, eg

  11. So the NFL donates a millions to inner city programs (not even a dollar to rural programs), players still protesting because once you cave in they will always want something else (ex:Kenny Stills), created more rules which will result in more penalties which will dictate the outcome of the game, and they now have male cheerleaders. What’s next?

  12. People really shouldn’t hold this against Marshawn…..truth is that he is not smart enough to even know the anthem is playing or that he is supposed to stand

  13. I would like to thank all the sitters, kneelers, for what ever the reason this week to show their self interest, do nothing about , protest. I have stopped the NFL ticket, stopped going to training camp, stopped going to at least one NFL game, which also means not buying gas, hotel rooms, food, or any NFL licensed stuff, which saves me conservative amount of 2250.00 a year. In my little world that is a lot. So they can sit knee walk out whatever, they got their point across, they have the right , so do I . Owners waken up these action are costing you.

  14. Every person in this thread blathering about not watching, dropping Direct TV, etc. said the same thing last season. They didn’t stop watching then, they aren’t stopping now. Simply a bunch of liars and hypocrites.

  15. I get people don’t like Lynch or his protests. That’s cool. But to call someone who went to Berkeley stupid/dumb? He’s also smarter than most when it comes to managing his finances. Regarding his “cause” Lynch is all about his community and gives time and money to community based causes.

    I’m not an apologist, but I’m also not a cheap shot artist either.

  16. The anthem thing is peripheral – the major point is that Lynch is a cancer. And anyone who disputes that Lynch is a cancer must’ve forgotten the first Raiders-Chiefs game last year when Lynch rushed onto the field to shove an official in defense of his “cousin” Marcus Peters who had just delivered a late, cheap hit on Derek Carr. The Lynch addition in 2017 along with Carr getting his way with replacing Musgrave with Downing were the 2 major reasons that the Raiders regressed from 12-4 to 6-10.

    But Lynch won’t get cut because he’s an untouchable sacred cow owing to the fact that he was acquired when (like Gruden) as a publicity stunt of Son-of-Al at a time that no other team wanted him (again like Gruden). How else to explain the fact that in a 2018 draft loaded with RBs the Raiders didn’t use a single draft pick on one so as not to offend the sensibilities of this over-the-hill team cancer.

  17. eddiegabriel2013 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 7:13 am
    I have purchased NFL sunday ticket since it’s inception, I called them today to make sure I can cancel and get a full refund, they told me I can up until september 23…I am patiently waiting to hear the NFL’s response to this….The NFL lead by Roger Goodell are a bunch of cowards, and I say this respectfully, if you stand with the protesters which obviously they do, make a statement and say this is how it’s going to be, or go against them, either way, take a position, I assure you they will do nothing

    At this point, my issue is with the NFL, clearly there internal polls say they are losing alot of money so they came out with policy 2, then when Trump spoke “Clearly” they hate Trump and don’t want to be seen on his side, so again they are doing nothing…

    I am not promoting any boycott, but last year I did not purchase any NFL gear or wear it, first time ever…this year I will give it to the last week of preaseason, but the NFL doesn’t come out with their “Official” stance, for the first time in my life I will cancel Sunday Ticket, and move on to other things, again either way, take a stand…

    When I call any business, verizon or directTV, I don’t want to hear a worker lecture me about Social Justice, so why should I get the same from The National Football league, I buy a product and I just don’t care about any employees view, combined with the fact I am 100% againist their view…what is social injustice, what about The Rouney Rule, Affirmative Action or Race based scholarships…comibine with criminals with raps sheets running from the cops, because we now know it is a false narrative as Stand Up Don’t shot never happened, and Michael Brown did charge the cop, and Michael Bennett was never profiled in Vegas…

    So the bottom line Miami Dolphins and Roger Goodell, you talked a big game, but where are your actions and more importantly what is your position, obviously you support the Kenny Stills and Malcolm Jenkins, and at this point English Premiere League appears to be a better option, as I watched World Cup this Summer, there was not one player of one country showing the disrespect the NFL does every week.

    Respectfully, eg

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    I agree with everything you said and I am thisclose to cancelling my NFL package as well. Instead of watching other programs on tv on Sundays, I am spending more time doing other things instead of watching NFL games.
    I stopped going to the games after the owners jammed seat licenses down season ticket holders’ throats and I also stopped buying NFL merchandise. The only thing I kept is the NFL package so I could watch my favorite team, which happens to be the Packers. But I am fed up with these protesting players and fed up with the players who get in trouble because they think they are above the law and the rules of the NFL.
    Yesterday I purchased two tickets for myself and my grandson to go to West Point and see Air Force play Army in November. I would rather go see that game than see the Super Bowl because the people who attend games there understand what this country, our flag, and our National Anthem stand for. And so do the players, coaches, and all the cadets.
    The NFL is destroying itself because of the rules, these ignorant players, their greed (owners and players) and their lack of any semblance of caring for the fans. I have been following it faithfully since 1960, but I could not care less anymore whether I watch it or not.
    In the not-too-distant future, the NFL will have a huge dose of reality because it will no longer have the fan base it has enjoyed for many decades. Parents are lining up to not allow their kids to play and many former prominent players are coming out and saying they won’t let their kids play. Brett Favre, the toughest player who ever played in terms of playing every game, is actively trying to stop kids from playing tackle football.
    So — to all you protesting players — thanks for helping to ruin the game and causing racial tension to rise dramatically in this country. Because they are the only two things you have accomplished.

  18. mrbigass says:August 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm
    The NFL should have stood up to Trump instead of groveling at the feet of a bully and he would have moved on to something else. Too late now….

    Guessing that business isn’t your strong suite.. Owners are keeping their heads in the sand, it’s not Trump who they should have stood up to, he’s just the messenger with an unwanted truth.

  19. I prefer watching from home, but if I ever attend a live game, I plan on kneeling during the anthem in support of the players’ protest. Freedom doesn’t just apply to the patriotic. It applies to everyone or no one.

  20. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Every person in this thread blathering about not watching, dropping Direct TV, etc. said the same thing last season. They didn’t stop watching then, they aren’t stopping now. Simply a bunch of liars and hypocrites.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    You are wrong.
    I spoke with Direct TV this past week and the rep said people cancelled in “droves” last year over the “protesters”. So know what you are blathering about before you pass judgment on “every person” especially when using words like liars and hypocrites.
    But speaking of liars and hypocrites:
    Why don’t ANY of them do their kneeeling thing ANYWHERE except when they are on the job and insulated from the general public? Maybe at their kid’s high school game or the front row of an NBA game?
    Also, what else have the majority of the kneelers done except pose for the camera and get paid to do so? The answer is that they are all posers for attention, especially considering now they don’t even know why they are doing it at all.

  21. I would not be shocked one bit if we saw Josh Rosen sit during the Anthem tonight..!! The one thing GM’s feared before the draft. They said he’s a “Millennial with interest outside of football”!!

  22. The point of a protest is to draw attention to something. Once you have that attention, it all becomes moot unless you’re willing to use it to promote the desired change. The players who have protested this week but refused to speak when given the opportunity are only drawing attention to themselves, and not something bigger.

    Personally, I’d prefer all everyone (players, fans, EVERYONE) stand during the anthem. That being said, I still believe in the right to protest. I respect players (Malcolm Jenkins, Devin McCourty, and others) who have used this as an opportunity to both speak and take action in their communities. But those who “protest” and do nothing positive with the attention are doing more harm than good, as they hinder those willing to take action, while also further alienating fans who might not agree with the means of protest. Speaking of alienating, it would help of Donnie Twitter-Fingers would crank it down a few notches as well.

  23. None of you schmucks will be cancelling your Sunday ticket. None of you will stop watching games. And none of you will stop posting on an NFL forum in the offseason.

    We see you rattling the same sabre year after year. Talk about crying wolf.

    Literally no one cares. If you’re going to stop watching, just go quietly stop watching. It makes zero difference to anyone.

  24. seattlesue427 says:
    August 11, 2018 at 10:10 am
    I prefer watching from home, but if I ever attend a live game, I plan on kneeling during the anthem in support of the players’ protest. Freedom doesn’t just apply to the patriotic. It applies to everyone or no one.
    ——————————————

    Good for you. But you won’t get paid to do it. Just remember that all actions have consequences.

  25. Stand up and shut up, or just stay home and forgo your millions. Its got boring now.
    Fans are sick to death of it, and we pay your ridiculous wages. A bunch of spoilt brats.

  26. Sports Illustrated estimates 78% of NFL players go BROKE after retirement. I wonder how life after the NFL for the SJW players will pan out when most business owners have already made up their minds on the players actions off the field.

  27. I’mma start playing the anthem before we begin work each morning and if any of my employees want to kneel or sit or protest some kinda “oppression”, I’ll fire them on the spot. New policy. These clowns think Goddell’s bad? I’ll show ‘em

  28. People really shouldn’t hold this against Marshawn…..truth is that he is not smart enough to even know the anthem is playing or that he is supposed to stand

    Some people are good at disguising their bigotry while others are not………

  29. Things I routinely see fans doing at professional sporting events during the National Anthem (including last night at a MLS game):

    Fans without their hand over their heart during the National Anthem.
    Fans talking to each other during the National Anthem.
    Fans drinking during the National Anthem.
    Fans eating during the National Anthem.
    Fans texting or web surfing during the National Anthem.
    Fans not facing the flag during the National Anthem.

    It is not just athletes who are not giving the proper respect.

  30. vicnocal says:
    August 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm
    R.I.P. NFL.
    You had a nice run, but now I’ll be doing more productive things with my Sundays, such as hitting the gym, going for a motorcycle ride, and maybe taking my wife out to lunch.

    ——————
    So if the players decided to end their protest, you wouldn’t worry about your physical fitness, enjoy your hobbies or willfully take time to spend with your wife? Sounds like you need to take a look at your priorities and the way you live your life more than you need to worry about what other people are doing with theirs…

  31. downtownswinga says: August 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    vicnocal says: August 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm
    R.I.P. NFL.
    You had a nice run, but now I’ll be doing more productive things with my Sundays, such as hitting the gym, going for a motorcycle ride, and maybe taking my wife out to lunch.
    ——————
    So if the players decided to end their protest, you wouldn’t worry about your physical fitness, enjoy your hobbies or willfully take time to spend with your wife? Sounds like you need to take a look at your priorities and the way you live your life more than you need to worry about what other people are doing with theirs…

    um, not hard to see he’s just talking about Sundays, not the totality of his fitness, hobbies or martial relationship. The suggestion sounds preachy, as he’s not concerned with you or anyone in particular, just reaction to employees getting political on company/customers time.

  32. ayokel21 says: August 11, 2018 at 10:38 am
    None of you schmucks will be cancelling your Sunday ticket. None of you will stop watching games. And none of you will stop posting on an NFL forum in the offseason.
    We see you rattling the same sabre year after year. Talk about crying wolf.
    Literally no one cares. If you’re going to stop watching, just go quietly stop watching. It makes zero difference to anyone.

    Love that living in denial stuff. We have stopped watching and stopped buying. But we’ll stay here commenting and triggering. As for silence, it’s not the likely outcome.

  33. It seems like every year now, the NFL breaks it’s own all time revenue record. The last two years have been no exception, and the NFL has been genius by using this issue to hold everyone’s attention. I laugh when I read people saying how they’re not watching NFL football anymore. The revenue numbers don’t lie. I hear a lot of people are tuning in just because of this divisive issue, and they’re looking for something to attach themselves to. Pure genius by the NFL. The Brinks trucks keep rolling in.

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