Marshawn Lynch’s Mother Fires Back at President Trump Over Mexico City Anthem Protest

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If it seems like President Trump has spent a lot of time in Twitter fights with the parents of famous athletes, that’s because he has.

While still engaged in a highly visible dispute with LaVar Ball, over just who should get the credit for springing Ball’s son from house arrest in China. Trump took to Twitter and criticized Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the U.S. anthem but standing for the Mexican national anthem, prior to playing the Patriots in Mexico City.

Trump tweeted:

That tweet brought forth a response from Marshawn Lynch’s mother, Delisa Lynch, who trolled the president, saying:

Saying the NFL not let Trump “have” a team, is a reference to the president’s failed bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

Other prominent Oakland figures spoke out in support of Delisa Lynch. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, in reference to President Trump, “The bully-in-chief needs to worry about his own approval ratings and stop picking on people.”

According to the Washington Post, Linda Del Rio, wife of Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, tweeted that she regretted voting for Trump. Though, that tweet has since been deleted.

Perhaps no one should be all that surprised that the Lynch household would be at odds with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In September, Marshawn Lynch showed up to a game wearing a T-shirt that read: “Everybody vs. Trump.”

As for Delisa Lynch, she retweeted this gem several hours after trolling President Trump:

Retweets don’t equal endorsements, but, Delisa Lynch may not be the most objective person in the world.


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