Although the majority of NFL players decided to returning to standing during the national anthem, Marshawn Lynch held firm in his beliefs and his stance against the president of the United States.
Lynch wore an “Everybody vs. Trump” t-shirt before Sunday’s game between the Raiders and the Broncos.
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch wearing an "Everybody vs Trump" T-shirt: pic.twitter.com/7aiCUbjLUD— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2017
Then, during the national anthem, Lynch stayed seated while most of his Raiders teammates stood.
During anthem OAK staff hid @MoneyLynch from view. Sincere question: did he want that, was it to protect him, or didn’t team want it seen? pic.twitter.com/fCIiEPfywN— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) October 1, 2017
Lynch has been fairly consistent in this stance—not standing up for the national anthem. Marshawn has indicated that he’s supportive of Colin Kaepernick in the past. Although he hasn’t made a public comment on the protest. With Kaepernick blackballed, it looks as if Lynch has become the most significant figure for protest on an NFL sideline.