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Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

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Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch runs the ball off during the 2017 NFL week 11 regular season football game against New England Patriots on November 19, 2017 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Early today, Trump tweeted, “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.

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6 comments

  • Shabadoo Simmons

    As the President it is a violation of The Constitution to punish or attempt to punish someone for exercising their freedom of speech guaranteed under the First Amendment.

    • P

      Typical Hillary responds. Lynch can say or do anything to offend us veterans, but if Trump makes a comment, were going to hang him from the nearest oak tree. Are dems that stupid, or just anti American???????

        • Shabadoo Simmons

          So you guys are ok if Obama tried to use his power and influence to cause you to lose your paycheck and livelihood?

          Dang- who is anti-American here??

          • Clucko

            Your thinking may be a mile wide, but it’s only about an inch deep. You’re using a guy as an example who has considerable physical talent, but whose behavior hasn’t been exactly exemplary, and this matter is about character, not athleticism.

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