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Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch stays seated throughout nationwide anthem

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Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch stays seated throughout nationwide anthem

Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a quiet demonstration in his go back to the NFL, as the Oakland Raiders’ running back stayed seated throughout the nationwide anthem prior to the group’s 20-10loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Images reveal Lynch, who wore however did not play, resting on a cooler while holding a banana throughout the anthem.

Lynch has actually spoken with the media as soon as considering that he came out of retirement and was gotten in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks last spring, which remained in the offseason program.

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch stayed seated throughout the nationwide anthem prior to the group’s preseason video game versus the Cardinals. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio stated he consulted with Lynch after the video game and was not mindful that he prepared to sit.

“[Lynch]stated, ‘This is something I have actually provided for 11 years, it’s not a kind of anything aside from me being myself.’ I stated, ‘So, you comprehend how I feel. I extremely highly think in meaning the nationwide anthem however I’m going to appreciate you as a male. You do your thing and we’ll do ours. So, that’s a non-issue for me,” Del Rio stated.

Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel stated the group supports Lynch, including the choice was “more of an individual thing” for him.

Lynch was not in the NFL throughout Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling demonstration versus bigotry and cops cruelty last season however has actually formerly revealed his viewpoint on Kaepernick’s action.

Kaepernick stays an anonymous complimentary representative.

ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss and The Associated Press added to this report.

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