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Marshawn Lynch Stands For Mexican National Anthem In Mexico City Game, But Sits For American National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Stands For Mexican National Anthem In Mexico City Game, Then Sits For American National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch drew some controversy before his team’s game in Mexico City on Sunday, sitting for the American national anthem but standing for the Mexican national anthem.

Lynch has been one of a handful of NFL players to consistently sit during the national anthem, joining the protest that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started last season to speak out against police brutality against minorities. Since returning this season from retirement, Lynch has regularly sat during the national anthem — even before Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting players sparked a league-wide protest.

On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders running back sat for most of the U.S. national anthem before his team took on the New England Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, the New York Post noted. The report noted that there were a handful of other player protests earlier in the day, including three players for the Miami Dolphins who took a knee before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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