Marshawn Lynch probably could care less what President Donald Trump thinks of him, but the Oakland Raiders running back has found himself in the Cheeto-In-Chief’s crosshairs. As Lynch’s squad prepared to take on the New England Patriots in Mexico, Beast Mode stood for the Mexican National Anthem and sat as he’s customarily had during the playing of the American National Anthem which sparked a call for suspension from Trump.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Monday morning to criticize Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for standing during the Mexican national anthem but sitting during the anthem for the United States prior to the Raiders’ loss to the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca.
Lynch was actually standing during the first few bars of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday before taking a seat. And while he stood for the Mexican anthem, he was not completely at attention.
The reaction to the president’s early morning tweet amid other pressing national concerns garnered the necessary criticism. We’ve collected some of the reactions to President Trump’s call for Marshawn Lynch’s suspension below and on the following pages.