Sport Raiders' Lynch sits for national anthem

06:30  11 august  2018
06:30  11 august  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem prior to the team's NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug.

It was not lost on President Trump that Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch chose to continue to sit for the national anthem before the team’s game in Mexico, but stood when the Mexican anthem was played.

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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, 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.

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

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