Marshawn Lynch Stood for Mexican Anthem, Sat for U.S. and Trump Has Something to Say About It

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts (10) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Lynch hasn’t stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.

Trump tweeted early Monday: “Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last season when he refused to stand during the anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

But others stood firmly behind Lynch while one activist called out Trump for being so vocal about Lynch while remaining quiet on larger more important issues.

Of course, the obligatory “why not move there” wasn’t too far behind.

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