Marshawn Lynch Sits During the National Anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem Friday night against the Lions.
Lynch sat during the anthem last year as well, in addition to wearing a shirt which read: “Everybody vs. Trump:”

According to Pro Football Talk, “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.”
On Friday morning, President Trump blasted protesting players on Twitter for continuing their protests:

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The NFL created a new policy to combat anthem protests in May, a rule which required all players on the field to stand and show respect for the anthem. While allowing players who wanted to protest to remain in the locker room.

However, in July, the NFL suspended their own policy in order to include the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) in the decision making progress. Negotiators met three weeks ago, yet failed to produce a compromise resolution on a new policy.


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