Trump Rips Marshawn Lynch for Sitting for National Anthem

By Staff  |  11/21/2017

Marshawn Lynch

President Donald Trump is still very irritated that NFL players are opting not to stand for the National Anthem.

On Monday (Nov. 20), he took to Twitter to call out Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for standing during the Mexican National Anthem and then sitting for the U.S. National Anthem.

"Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem," Trump wrote. "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down."

According to ESPN, Lynch was actually standing during the first few bars of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday before taking a seat. He did stand for the Mexican anthem, but wasn't "completely at attention."

The team played in Mexico City on Sunday, in their loss against the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca.

The Twitter rant is the latest in Trump's fight against NFL players who have protested the anthem. In a speech in September, he said players kneeling or sitting during the anthem should be fired, which prompted widespread backlash across the league.

Lynch has remained seated during the National Anthem since coming out of retirement to join the Oakland Raiders. He has not commented on his decision, but was seen wearing a T-shirt that read "Everybody vs. Trump" in October.