Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

13 Août, 2017, 08:50 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier
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Lynch, who has vocally supported Kaepernick in the past, a former quarterback on the biggest rival during Lynch's time in Seattle with the Seahawks, sat down as the national anthem played on Saturday before kickoff.

Raiders' running back Marshawn Lynch remained seated during the National Anthem before Saturday night's exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Az.

During an appearance on the Conan O'Brien show almost a year ago, Lynch was asked by the host about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the anthem and gave his support. "So, I mean, my take on it is [expletive]'s got to start somewhere, and if that was the starting point - I just hope people open up their eyes to see there's really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop".

Sankey, a second-round draft pick by Tennessee in 2014, joined Minnesota's practice squad late last season.

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"I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I'm going to respect you as a man".

Jack Del Rio told reporters after the preseason game that he didn't know Lynch was planning on sitting.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the season, but hasn't yet been signed by another team.

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