Oakland Raiders Running Back Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem In Arizona
By Paul Gutierrez, ESPN Staff Writer // August 13, 2017
(ESPN) – Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest in his return to the NFL as the Oakland Raiders’ running back remained seated during the national anthem prior to the team’s exhibition opener at the Arizona Cardinals.
Photos show Lynch, who suited up but did not play, sitting on a cooler during the anthem while holding a banana.
Lynch has only talked to the media once since coming out of retirement and being acquired in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks last spring, and that was in the offseason program.
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