Donald Trump Tackles Marshawn Lynch for Sitting During National Anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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President Donald Trump continued to criticize the NFL for failing to suspend players who refused to stand for the national anthem.

The president specifically called out Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch on Monday morning for sitting during the anthem.

“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem,” he wrote. “Great disrespect!”

Earlier in the morning, Fox and Friends highlighted Lynch’s actions. “This is an international embarrassment,” Fox host Brian Kilmeade commented.

Trump pressed the NFL to suspend Lynch for failing to stand during the national anthem.

“Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season,” he wrote. “Attendance and ratings way down.”


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